University of Nevada (29-21, 9-5 WAC) junior Tom Jameson struggled early but pitched into the ninth inning as the Wolf Pack defeated San Jose State (21-24, 5-9 WAC) in game two of a Western Athletic Conference series at Peccole Park Saturday afternoon. With the victory the Pack stand alone atop the WAC standings at 9-5. The Spartans are 5-9 in conference play and 21-24 overall.
SJSU scored once in the first and three more times in the second to take the early 4-0 lead but that would be all the offense for the Spartans. The Pack scored the next five runs to secure the victory.
In the third inning Kewby Meyer cut the Spartan lead in half with a two RBI single. In the sixth Carlos Escobar and Jay Anderson delivered RBI singles to tie the game at 4-4.
Meyer started the seventh with a base hit and eventually scored on Brooks Klein's RBI single to put the Pack on top to stay 5-4.
Jameson (7-2) won his seventh game of the season allowing the four runs on 13 hits in his 8.2 innings of work. The seven wins is a career high and the now 19 career victories are tied for 10th most at Nevada. Jameson retired the first two hitters in the ninth but after a pair singles Matt Gardner (11) retired the final hitter to record his 11th save of the year. The 11 saves is a new Pack record.
Zack Jones (3-4) the third Spartan pitcher of the day was tagged with the loss allowing one run on four hits in two innings of work.
Klein (3-for-4,R,RBI) led the Pack with three hits and drove in one. Meyer (2-for-5,R,2RBI) collected two hits and drove in a pair.
Jacob Valdez (3-for-5,R) topped SJSU with three hits on the day. Tyler Christian (2-for-4 ,2RBI) drove in two for the Spartans.
The third game of the series is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Prior to first pitch seven Pack seniors will be honored for their contributions to Wolf Pack baseball on Senior Day.