The Nevada baseball team had to settle for a series victory after St. John’s avoided the sweep on Sunday at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack (7-12) fell in the series finale, 10-3, to the Red Storm (8-9-1) after winning on Friday and Saturday.

Nevada tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning before St. John’s scored eight of the game’s final nine runs. Junior LHP Trenton Brooks started on the mound for the Pack, allowing four runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work. Nevada scored three runs on six hits as sophomore Cole Krzmarzick led the team at the plate, going 2-of-4 with two RBI.

St. John’s put its first two batters of the game on base before Troy Dixon hit an RBI double as the Red Storm opened a one-run lead. Nevada tied the game in the bottom half of the third with one run on two hits. Senior Justin Hazard hit a leadoff single before scoring from second on sophomore TJ Friedl’s RBI single to right field.

The Red Storm took the lead with one run in the fourth, but Nevada again tied the game with one run in its half of the frame. Sophomore Jordan Pearce reached on a fielder’s choice and advance to second on a balk. Krzmarzick then singled to right field, scoring Pierce to tie the game at 2-2.

Jamie Galazin hit an RBI triple and Robbie Knightes hit an RBI sac bunt as St. John’s scored two runs in the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. Nevada loaded the bases on two outs in the bottom fifth, but couldn’t push any runs across. The Red Storm added two more runs in the eighth, as Jesse Berardi’s two-run homer put St. John’s ahead, 6-2.

Krzmarzick hit an RBI double to make it 6-3 in the eighth inning, but St. John’s responded with four runs on two-outs in the ninth inning to put the game out of reach.

Krzmarzick and Friedl each led Nevada with multi-hit efforts. The Wolf Pack used six pitchers in the loss. St. John’s Thomas Hackimer earned the win on the mound with 4.1 scoreless innings to keep a perfect ERA on the season.

Nevada returns to action this Tuesday, playing Pacific in Stockton, Calif. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. PT at the Klein Family Field between the Wolf Pack and Tigers (7-12).

Nevada Press Release