Nevada Falls to Saint Mary's 8-5
Nevada’s win streak was snapped at six games after an 8-5 setback to Saint Mary’s on Tuesday at Peccole Park.
Nevada’s win streak was snapped at six games after an 8-5 setback to Saint Mary’s on Tuesday at Peccole Park. The Gaels (15-10) used a five-run fourth inning to break a tie game as the Wolf Pack falls to 13-13 on the season.
Nevada scored five runs on 12 hits as sophomore TJ Friedl led the Pack with three hits and two runs and junior Miles Mastrobuoni added two hits and two RBI. Nevada used six pitchers in the loss, allowing eight runs on seven hits with seven walks. Senior RHP Alex Lott pitched four scoreless innings while allowing only one base runner.
Saint Mary’s scored two runs with a pair of extra base hits in the top first, but Nevada batted around the lineup and scored three runs on five hits in its half of the first. Mastrobuoni hit an RBI triple to deep center field, senior Bryce Greager hit an RBI single through the right side and freshman Cooper Krug drew a bases loaded walk.
The Gaels tied the game in the second inning with a solo home run. SMC then scored five runs on just two hits to take an 8-3 lead after Nevada walked six batters in the top of the fourth inning.
The Pack plated one run in the fourth inning on Mastrobuoni’s RBI single to trim the deficit to 8-4. Nevada pulled one run closer in the eighth as Greager’s infield hit resulted in a throwing error and junior Justin Bridgman scored from third base.
Nevada’s pitching staff struggled early until Lott and senior RHP Sam Held kept the Gaels off the scoreboard in the final five innings. Lott earned 12 outs in 13 at bats, allowing just one hit with two strikeouts in 4.0 innings of work. Held then pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
The Wolf Pack will now head to Greater Nevada Field for its annual exhibition with the Reno Aces. The contest will get underway at 6:05 p.m. PT.
Nevada returns to action this weekend with nonconference competition at Texas State. The three-game series between the Wolf Pack (13-12) and Bobcats (18-10) is set for April 8-10 in San Marcos, Texas. First pitch times are 4 p.m. PT Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.