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Air Force at Nevada Game One Suspended

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The series opener between No. 22 Nevada and Air Force has been suspended in the 11th inning after heavy rains arrived in Reno late Thursday night. Play will be resumed at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, while game two will begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of the series opener.

After the Falcons scored two runs in the top of the first, the Wolf Pack (40-12, 21-6) responded with six unanswered runs to take a 6-2 lead through five innings. Air Force (21-26, 10-16) scored two runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth to tie the game and force extras. Nevada is 4-0 in extra innings games this season.

Both teams were held scoreless in the 10th inning. When play resumes Friday, Air Force will be at the plate with no outs in the top of the 11th frame. Nevada will be attempting to collect win No. 499 and 500 in Peccole Park's history tomorrow. The Pack is 498-236 all-time at Peccole.

The Falcons used three consecutive hits in the first inning to open a 2-0 lead with RBI hits from senior Noah Pierce and sophomore Tyler Jones. Sophomore Trenton Brooks – making his sixth start of the season - responded with 20 straight at bats without allowing a hit, pitching scoreless innings from the second through fifth to allow the Pack to rally.

Nevada trimmed the deficit in half with one run in the second inning. Junior Bryce Greager hit a gapper through the infield for the Pack's first hit of the game and scored from third on senior Jordan Devencenzi's ground out.

The Pack took its first lead in the third frame with three runs on three hits. Junior Ryan Howell led-off with a single to left field and senior Austin Byler walked before moving to scoring position on Brooks' sacrifice bunt. On a full count, senior Kewby Meyer hit his 21st double of the season into right field to drive in both runs and put the Pack in front. Meyer scored on a throwing error to make it 4-2 following Greager's second hit of the game.

Senior Kyle Hunt led-off with a double down the line in the fourth. He moved to third base on freshman Cal Stevenson's single and scored from a Howell RBI sacrifice fly. Nevada loaded the bases in the fifth and scored another run to lead, 6-2, following Devencenzi's RBI sacrifice fly to score Meyer from third.

The Falcons scored two runs in the top of the seventh innings to trim the Pack lead to 6-4. Brooks' outing came to an end after putting runners on the corners with one out. Freshman Jordan Pearce relieved Brooks and allowed a run from a single and another from a wild pitch. With a runner on third and Air Force's top batter due up, junior RHP Adam Whitt entered the game and got the final out with a four-pitch strikeout.

Air Force tied the game in the top of the eighth inning on Pierce's two-run homer to left field for his eighth homer of the season. Whitt – the program record holder for saves in a season – responded with two strikeouts and three straight outs to end the inning.

Both teams were held scoreless in the ninth and Nevada went to extra innings for the fifth time this season. Romero got three outs in four at bats in the top of the 10th before Nevada went three up, three down in the bottom half of the game. Anderson, Devencenzi and Hunt will be due up for the Pack tomorrow in the bottom of the 11th.

Nevada has scored six runs on 15 hits. Meyer is 3-of-6 with two RBI, two runs and two doubles. The left fielder is now second in program history with 69 career doubles. Greager has matched a career-high with three hits, while Hunt and Brooks have each added two hits apiece.
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