The Nevada baseball team routed Texas State, 17-6, Saturday at Bobcat Ballpark behind season-high marks in runs and hits and a solid outing from junior RHP Trevor Charpie. The Wolf Pack (15-13) improves its road win-streak to six games and clinches its fourth-straight series victory with back-to-back wins against Texas State (20-12).
Nevada has now won 10 of its past 12 games. The Wolf Pack’s offense exploded today for 17 runs on 18 hits as Nevada led by 15 runs at one point before Texas State scored four runs in the ninth inning. Sophomore Cole Krzmarzick went 4-of-6 at the plate with two RBI and three runs while sophomore TJ Friedl and senior Justin Hazard each drove in a career-high five runs.
Charpie allowed just two runs on three hits in 7.0 innings of work while striking out eight batters. The 6-foot-1 righty improves to 3-1 this season.
Nevada jumped the Bobcats early with five runs in the first inning. Krzmarzick hit an RBI single, Friedl drove in a run with a sacrifice bunt and Hazard plated another run with an RBI single. Sophomore Grant Fennell then hit his first home run of the season – a two-run shot to left field – to make it 5-0 in favor of Nevada.
The Pack then took a 7-0 lead in the third inning courtesy of another long ball as Friedl hit a two-run home run to right field for his second homer of the season. Hazard plated Nevada’s next runs with a two-RBI double in the seventh inning to make it 9-1 in favor of Nevada.
With four runs on five hits in the eighth inning, Nevada improved its advantage to 13-2. With the bases loaded and no outs, junior Miles Mastrobuoni hit a two-RBI double and Krzmarzick followed with an RBI single.
Nevada also added four runs in the top of the ninth to take a 17-2 lead – its largest lead of the season. The Pack again loaded the bases with no outs before senior Bryce Greager hit an RBI sacrifice fly, Friedl drew a bases-loaded walk and Hazard hit a two-RBI single to left field. The Bobcats scored four consolation runs in the bottom of the ninth to make it 17-6.
The Wolf Pack went 18-of-42 (.442) at the plate today and also went 20-of-30 (.667) in advancement opportunities. Junior Trenton Brooks (2-4), Krzmarzick (4-6), Friedl (2-3) Hazard (3-6), Fennell (3-6) and junior Justin Bridgman (2-5) each had multi-hit games for Nevada.
Nevada will look for its second sweep of the season as the series finale with Texas State is set for 11 a.m. PT on Sunday at Bobcat Ballpark.
Nevada Press Release