Junior Trevor Charpie tossed a complete game and led Nevada in a 3-2 victory over San Diego State on Saturday night in front of 1,145 fans at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack (13-12, 6-4) won its sixth consecutive game while clinching the series victory against the Aztecs.
Charpie allowed just seven base runners in 113 pitches while notching his first complete game at Nevada. The 6-foot-1 righty pitched seven straight scoreless innings after allowing two runs in the second frame. Charpie improves to 2-1 on the season after allowing just two runs on five hits with two walks.
Nevada scored two runs in the second inning to tie the game before plating the game-winning run in the third frame. Sophomore Cole Krzmarzick led Nevada with two hits, one run and one RBI while Nevada scored three runs on nine hits, improving to 11-0 this season when out-hitting its opponent.
The Aztecs struck first, using three consecutive two-out hits to open a 2-0 lead in the top second. Nevada responded in its half of the inning to tie the game on two bunts. With two on and no outs, sophomore Jordan Pearce hit a bunt single and sophomore TJ Friedl scored from second on a throwing error. The Pack tied the game on junior Justin Bridgman’s safety squeeze bunt as Krzmarzick beat the tag at the plate to score from third.
Nevada scored the eventual game-winning run in the third inning to lead, 3-2. Senior Bryce Greager singled through the left side before advancing to second on a groundout. Krzmarzick – who leads the team with a .408 batting average - then laced an RBI single to left field, scoring Greager.
Charpie and the Wolf Pack defense put on a clinic from there on out to preserve the victory. Charpie – a junior transfer out of Saddleback College – allowed just four base runners in the final seven innings while never putting a runner in scoring position. Charpie pitched four straight 1-2-3 innings to close the victory.
The Wolf Pack received multi-hit games at the plate from Krzmarzick (2-4), junior Trenton Brooks (2-4), Greager (2-4) and Pearce (2-3).
Nevada’s current six-game win streak is its longest since winning eight-straight games from March 14-24 last season.
The Pack will go for the series sweep – which would be its second straight Mountain West sweep – on Sunday at Peccole Park. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. PT between Nevada (13-12, 6-4) and the Aztecs (6-19, 2-7).
Nevada Press Release