Pack Baseball Wins 8th Straight, Sweeps SJSU
Sophomore TJ Friedl hit an RBI triple to break a stalemate in the eighth inning and Nevada completed a sweep of San Jose State with a 6-4 victory on Sunday at Peccole Park.
Sophomore TJ Friedl hit an RBI triple to break a stalemate in the eighth inning and Nevada completed a sweep of San Jose State with a 6-4 victory on Sunday at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack (27-20, 16-8) has won nine straight games to match its longest win streak since 2006.
The Spartans tied the game at 4-4 in the sixth frame before Nevada pulled away with two runs in the eighth inning. Friedl went 3-of-5 with two runs and an RBI, junior Justin Bridgman went 2-of-4 with one run and one RBI, and junior Miles Mastrobuoni went 2-of-3 with one run. Sophomore RHP Mark Nowaczewski earned the win in relief.
Nevada tallied its fourth sweep of the season with three straight wins over SJSU. Counting the completion of two suspended games, head coach T.J. Bruce and the Wolf Pack are now 12-1 overall and 10-1 in MW play since April 23.
Nevada struck first with one run in the second inning. Sophomore Cole Krzmarzick hit a leadoff double and then scored on senior Justin Hazard’s RBI double to the center field wall. The Spartans scored one run in the third to tie the game before Nevada took a 3-1 advantage with two runs in the bottom of the third frame. The Pack loaded the bases before Krzmarzick drew a walk and senior Bryce Greager hit an RBI sacrifice fly.
SJSU scored one run in the fourth inning before the Pack plated one run in the fifth as junior Trenton Brooks hit a sacrifice fly to score Bridgman and make it 4-2. The Spartans then tied the game with two runs in the sixth inning.
The Wolf Pack came up clutch in the eighth inning with two runs to complete the series sweep. Friedl hit his eighth triple of the season with a line drive to center field, scoring sophomore Jordan Pearce to break the stalemate. Bridgman followed with an RBI single to score Friedl and add an insurance run.
Nevada scored six runs on 10 hits with multi-hit games from Friedl (3-5), Mastrobuoni (2-3) and Bridgman (2-4). Krzmarzick added one hit, one run and one RBI with two walks. Brooks started for the Pack and logged 6.0 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. Nowaczewski earned his third win of the year with 2.0 scoreless innings in relief. Junior RHP Evan McMahan closed the game in the ninth inning to earn his fifth save.
Nevada returns to action Tuesday, hosting San Francisco (18-30). First pitch is set for 4 p.m. PT at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack will be in pursuit of its 10th straight victory, which would match its longest win streak since 1997.
Nevada Press Release