Wolf Pack Sweeps Day at San Diego State
The Nevada baseball team tallied two wins at San Diego State on Friday night, improving to 21-20 on the season and 11-8 in Mountain West play
The Nevada baseball team tallied two wins at San Diego State on Friday night, improving to 21-20 on the season and 11-8 in Mountain West play. The Wolf Pack (21-20, 11-8) won a suspended game, 7-6, with walk-off heroics in the bottom of the 11th inning. Nevada then posted an 8-5 victory in the following game, which marked game one of the series at SDSU.
The Pack and Aztecs began the day by completing a game that was suspended in the 10th inning on April 3 at Peccole Park. Freshman Kaleb Foster hit a walk-off, RBI single in the bottom of the 11th as Nevada won, 7-6. Nevada kept the momentum going into game one of the ensuing series with an 8-5 victory as sophomore Jordan Pearce hit a three-run home run.
The suspended game resumed in the top of the 10th inning as San Diego State was up to bat with a runner on second and two outs. Junior RHP Evan McMahan got the final out for Nevada in the top of the 10th, but the Wolf Pack left two runners on base in the bottom half.
Nevada capitalized in the bottom of the 11th inning to clinch the victory. Junior Miles Mastrobuoni hit a leadoff single before moving to second on sophomore TJ Friedl’s sacrifice bunt. With one out in the inning, Foster lined a single into center field and Mastrobuoni rounded third and raced home for the winning run. The win clinched a sweep of the three-game series for Nevada.
On the game, Nevada scored seven runs on 15 hits. Junior LHP Trenton Brooks started the game and logged 5.0 innings back in Reno, while also going 3-of-5 at the plate. McMahan tallied his third win of the season in relief. The Pack also received multi-hit efforts from Mastrobuoni (3-6), sophomore Cole Krzmarzick (2-3) and senior Justin Hazard (2-5).
After a 30-minute delay, the Pack and Aztecs took the field for game one in the following series. Nevada kept the momentum going and opened an early lead with six runs on six hits in the second inning. On a 0-2 count, Pearce blasted his second home run of the season with a three-run shot to right field. The Pack then put two more runners on base before junior Justin Bridgman lined a two-RBI double down the left field line. Brooks capped the damage with an RBI single to left center.
Nevada tacked on two runs in the sixth inning. Friedl hit a solo home run to right field for his team-best third long ball of the season. Bridgman followed with a single and Brooks tallied his second RBI hit with a single to left field to score Bridgman.
Senior LHP Christian Stolo started on the mound for Nevada, improving to 3-5 after allowing just two runs and five hits in 6.0 innings pitched. Sophomore RHP Mark Nowaczewski and senior RHP Alex Lott pitched in relief, while senior LHP Cameron Rowland collected the save after closing the door in the ninth inning.
The Pack scored eight runs on 12 hits in the contest. Friedl (2-5), Bridgman (2-5), Brooks (2-5), Krzmarzick (2-4) and Greager (2-5) had multi-hit games to lead Nevada.
The Wolf Pack and Aztecs will return to action on Saturday with first pitch set for 2 p.m. PT at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on the Mountain West Network.