Nevada Drops Final Home Game to U.C. Davis
The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 17-33 on the season while the Aggies improved to 18-26.
The University of Nevada (17-33) baseball team dropped its final home game 7-4 to UC Davis (18-26) at Peccole Park on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 17-33 on the season while the Aggies improved to 18-26.
Nevada closes out the regular season with a three-game Mountain West series at league-leading New Mexico (28-23-1, 18-7-1 MW) starting Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. PT at Santa Ana Star Field in Albuquerque, N.M. Friday’s game starts at 5:30 p.m. PT with the series finale on Saturday set for noon. The Pack needs to win two games from the Lobos to earn a spot in the season ending MW Tournament May 25-28.
Nevada scored singles runs in the bottom of the first and second innings to take the early advantage over UCD. Senior Justin Bridgman doubled to start the game and Jordan Pearce followed with an RBI single. In the second Kaleb Foster singled and scored on a throwing error to make it 2-0.
The Aggies knotted the game with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning. Ignacio Diaz plated the first run with an RBI single and the tying run scored on a double play.
Pearce rounded the bases for an inside the park home run in the bottom of the fifth to put the Pack up 3-2. UCD centerfielder Garret Kelly ran into the wall trying to track down the ball and Pearce was able to score.
An unearned run in the top of the sixth and the Aggies had tied the game once again at three. The big blow of the game came from UCD second baseman Caleb Van Blake in the top of the seventh inning. Van Blake’s three-run homer put the Aggies up to stay 6-3.
Nevada scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seven and UCD scored the final run in the top of the eighth to make the final score 7-4.
Senior Ty Pennington (0-3) suffered the loss allowing three runs in the seventh inning. Blake Peters (1-3) earned his first win of the season while Zac Stone (3) pitched a scoreless ninth to save his third game of the season.
Pearce (3-for-5,R,2RBI,HR) led the Pack with three hits, drove in two and hit his fifth home run of the season. Ryan Anderson (3-for-4,R,RBI) topped UCD with three hits.
Freshman Dillan Shrum has reached base in the last 29 games.