University of Nevada junior Braden Shipley pitched seven shutout innings but it was not enough as the Wolf Pack lost 2-1 at Fresno State in the first of three Mountain West games at Pete Beiden Field Thursday night. With the victory the Bulldogs moved a game in front of the Pack into fourth place in the MW standings at 12-16 while the Pack is 11-17.
Nevada has lost a season-high five in row. Overall the Wolf Pack is 24-28 and FS improved to 19-31.
Nevada led 1-0 after scoring a run in the top of the sixth, after designated hitter Hugo Hernandez singled home Kyle Hunt who reached after being hit by pitch.
Shipley allowed just one hit and struck out 10 in seven innings before leaving the game with a 1-0 lead.
An error on Pack second baseman Shaun Mize in the bottom of the eighth led to FS tying the game at one. In the bottom of the 10th FS reserve catcher Taylor Ward's third home run of the season gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 victory.
Adam Whitt (1-4) suffered the loss allowing two runs, one earned in two innings on the mound. Jordan Brink (4-3) earned the win giving up just one run in his six innings of work.
Hernandez had two of the Pack's four hits in the game. Four different FS batters had a hit.
Game two of the series is set for Friday night at 6:35 p.m.