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Nevada Baseball Holds Off Sacramento State

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5/2/2017

Nevada (14-29) scored six early runs and held on for a 6-5 victory at Sacramento State (22-23) on Tuesday night at John Smith Field.  The win snapped a three-game losing for the skid as the Wolf Pack improved to 14-29 on the season while the Hornets dropped to 22-23.

Next action for the Wolf Pack is a three-game nonconference series at No. 6 Clemson (34-11) starting on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. PT.  Sunday’s game is at 1 p.m. and the final game on Monday will start at 9 a.m. PT.  All three games can be heard on 94.1 FM or online at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio with Don Marchand on the call.

After allowing a run in the bottom of the first the Pack scored three runs in the second and third innings to take a 6-1 advantage.  The second inning started with back-to-back walks to Chase Grant and Tyler Flores.  A successful sacrifice bunt from Otis Statum put both runners into scoring positon.  Grant scored on a wild pitch and the first of three singles for Jaylon McLaughlin scored Flores to put the Pack up to stay 2-1.  Jordan Pearce’s single with two down, not only extended his reach base streak to 29 games, but scored McLaughlin to make the score 3-1.

Nevada put together another three-run inning in the top of the third with help from a Hornet error.  Flores, Statum and McLaughlin each drove in a run.    Flores scored a run on his ground out, Statum doubled home the second run of the inning and McLaughlin’s single scored the Pack’s final run of the night.

The Hornets scored single runs in the third and fifth innings to get within three at 6-3.  In the bottom of the ninth Sac State scored twice on Andrew McWilliam’s two-out double. Pinch runner Blake Edmonson was left stranded on second when Pack closer Evan McMahan struck out PJ Floyd to end the game.

Sparks freshman Ryan Anderson (1-1) earned his first win at Nevada after allowing three runs on seven hits in five innings on the mound.  The five innings on the mound equaled his season high that also came against Sacramento State on Mar. 14 in Reno.  McMahan (4) earned his fourth save of the season and 13 in his career which ranks fifth in school history.  It was also his 85 career appearance that is tied for second most at Nevada with Luke Drakulich (1996-99). 

Hornet starter Austin Roberts (2-1) was tagged with his first loss of the season after giving up three runs on two hits in 1.1 innings of action.

McLaughlin (3-for-4,R,2RBI) led the Pack with a season-best three hits while Statum (2-for-3,R,RBI) also had a season-high two hits in the game.  McLaughlin’s two RBI topped the team.

McWilliam went 3-for-4 with four RBI to lead the Sac State offense.

Notes:

Jordan Pearce extended his reach base streak to 29 games.

Dillan Shrum extended his reach base streak to 22 games.

Justin Bridman extended his team season-high hit streak to 10 games.

Evan McMahan recorded his 13 career save that is fifth most in school history and his 85 career appearances is tied for second at Nevada with Luke Drakulich (1996-99).

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