Senior Bryce Greager hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Nevada baseball team won its rain-postponed series opener against Air Force. After being rained out yesterday, the Wolf Pack won the first game of a doubleheader, 6-5, in extras Saturday afternoon at Peccole Park.
Nevada improves to 17-19 on the season and 8-7 in conference play. The Pack opened a two-run lead in the fourth before Air Force tied the game in the seventh. In extra innings, Nevada came up clutch as junior Miles Mastrobuoni hit a leadoff single, reached third and scored the game-winning run on Greager’s RBI sacrifice fly.
Mastrobuoni went 3-of-4 with one RBI and one run to lead Nevada, while sophomore Jordan Pearce also had three hits and one run. Junior Trenton Brooks and senior Just Hazard each added two hits, an RBI and a run. Senior LHP Christian Stolo started and pitched 6.1 innings, while junior RHP Ty Pennington took the win to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Nevada struck first with one run in the bottom of the first thing as Brooks hit a leadoff double and scored from third on Mastrobuoni’s RBI sacrifice fly. The Falcons tied the game 1-1 in the top second with a triple and an RBI groundout.
Freshman Nic Ready hit a two-run home run for Air Force in the top of the fourth, but the lead was short-lived as Nevada plated four runs in the bottom fourth to take a 5-3 lead. Greager singled, advanced to third and scored on a wild pitch, Hazard and Brooks each hit RBI doubles, and sophomore TJ Friedl hit an RBI sacrifice fly.
Stolo pitched into the seventh inning before Air Force tied the game at 5-5, plating two runs on three hits. Senior RHP Alex Lott entered the game and produced two foul-outs to escape the inning. Pennington then pitched scoreless innings in the ninth and 10th frames for Nevada.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Mastrobuoni singled up the middle to leadoff for Nevada. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and then stole third base. Greager stepped up the plate and drove one deep enough for Mastrobuoni to tag and score the game-winning run.
Nevada Press Release