Nevada Release

4/26/2016

The Nevada baseball team snuck past UC Davis with a walk-off run on an error in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack downed the Aggies in a nail-biter, 5-4, and improved to 19-20 on the season.

Nevada opened a 3-0 lead before UC Davis rallied as the game was knotted 4-4 entering the ninth inning. With two runners on and one out, junior Trenton Brooks hit a grounder to the pitcher, who committed a throwing error to allow freshman Kaleb Foster to race home for the game-winning run.

Sophomore Cole Krzmarzick went 2-of-3 with two RBI and two runs while hitting his first collegiate home run. Sophomore TJ Friedl and freshman Cooper Krug each had multi-hit games to lead Nevada. Junior LHP Anthony Martine started and logged 5.1 innings, while junior RHP Evan McMahan took the win after notching the final out in the top of the ninth inning.

The Wolf Pack struck first in the second inning as Krzmarzick hit a leadoff single before scoring on redshirt freshman Keaton Smith’s RBI double to left field. Nevada then loaded the bases with no outs in the third inning before junior Miles Mastrobuoni and Krzmarzick each hit RBI sacrifice flies to increase the Pack’s lead to 3-0.

UC Davis loaded the bases with one out in the sixth inning and a pair of Nevada errors proved costly. The Aggies took a 4-3 lead after plating four runs with two hits and two fielding errors in the inning.

Krzmarzick then tied the game with one swing of the bat in the bottom sixth, hitting his first career home run to left field on a full count. Both teams went scoreless in the seventh and eighth frames, while sophomore RHP Mark Nowaczewski and senior RHP Alex Lott each pitched in relief for Nevada.

With the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Foster hit a one-out single to right field for his first hit of the game while senior Justin Hazard followed with a pinch-hit single to put two runners on base. On a 1-2 count, Brooks hit a grounder to the UC Davis pitcher, who tried to turn two at second base. His throw missed the shortstop and sailed into center field, allowing Foster to round third and score the winning run.

Nevada returns to Mountain West play this weekend, traveling to San Diego State. First pitch between the Wolf Pack and Aztecs is set for 5 p.m. PT Friday as the teams complete a suspended game prior to playing the series opener. First pitch is also set for 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.