Nevada Baseball Earns 8th Straight Win
Nevada won its eighth straight game to set its longest win streak of the season, defeating San Jose State by an 11-2 margin on Saturday night.
Nevada won its eighth straight game to set its longest win streak of the season, defeating San Jose State by an 11-2 margin on Saturday night. The Wolf Pack improved to 26-20 overall and 15-8 in Mountain West play in front of 1,532 fans at Peccole Park.
Senior RHP Sam Held pitched his first career complete game, allowing just two runs and seven hits with three strikeouts in nine innings. Junior Trenton Brooks went 4-of-5 with two runs and an RBI to set a season-high in hits, while sophomore Jordan Pearce added four RBI.
Nevada clinches a series victory over the Spartans – marking the Pack’s seventh series win of the year – while improving its season-best win streak to eight games. Counting the completion of two suspended games, Nevada is now 11-1 overall and 9-1 in MW play since April 23.
Pearce put Nevada in front with an RBI double in the second inning for the game’s first run. Junior Miles Mastrobuoni followed with an RBI single in the third inning. The Wolf Pack then scored four runs on three hits to take a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning. Nevada loaded the bases and Pearce drew a bases-loaded hit by pitch. Freshman Kaleb Foster then cleared the bases with a three-RBI triple to the right field corner.
Nevada loaded the bases and did more damage in the fifth inning, plating four more runs on four hits to open a 10-0 lead. With the bases loaded, Pearce ripped a two-RBI double off the left field wall and redshirt freshman Keaton Smith hit a two-RBI single through the left side. Brooks’ capped Nevada’s offensive output with an RBI double in the eighth inning.
Making his second start of the season, Held shined for Nevada on the mound with the team’s fifth complete game this year. The 6-foot-5 righty went the distance with 91 pitches while getting 27 outs in 32 at bats.
The Wolf Pack eclipsed 10 runs for the fourth straight game, plating 11 runs on 12 hits. Brooks (4-5), sophomore Cole Krzmarzick (2-5) and Pearce (2-3) led the team with multi-hit games, while senior Bryce Greager scored three runs and Foster set a career-high with three RBI.
Nevada will go for its fourth sweep of the season and its ninth straight win tomorrow, looking for its longest win streak since 2006. First pitch in the series finale on Sunday is set for 1 p.m. PT.
Nevada Press Release