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Season Ends for Wolf Pack Baseball Team After Loss to Fresno St.

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The University of Nevada baseball team’s season came to an end on Friday afternoon with a 15-5 loss to Fresno State in the Mountain West Championship.

Mark Nowaczewski (6-6) suffered the loss after allowing 10 earned runs on 11 hits. Edgar Gonzalez (6-4) pitched a complete game, shutting out the Wolf Pack for six of his seven innings pitched.

Senior Evan McMahan’s appearance in the fifth inning gave him 91 in his Wolf Pack career, the most in school history.

The scoring started early for the Bulldogs, scoring on a sacrifice bunt followed by a two-run home run by Carter Bins to make the score 3-0 after two innings. Nevada only recorded one hit through the first five frames.

The Bulldogs used a solo shot by Jared Akins and a two-RBI double by Korby Batesole to extend their lead. Fresno State jumped out to a six run lead by the end of the third inning.

The floodgates were opened in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Jake Stone took Nowaczewski deep for a grand slam that gave Fresno State a 10-run lead. Grant Ford would come in relief of Nowaczewski, but would surrender a two-run shot to right center by Akins, his second of the game.

The Wolf Pack would find some offense in the fifth inning, beginning with a bases-loaded wild pitch that allowed Chase Grant to score from third. Second-team All-MW junior Grant Fennell would send one deep to left field and clear the bases with a three-run home run. The very next pitch thrown by Gonzalez would result in Mike Echavia going deep to left as well and Nevada would put up five runs in the frame to make the score 12-5. The Bulldogs would respond with a bases-clearing double by Aaron Arruda in the bottom of the inning to push their lead back up to 10.

Nevada would go down in order in the seventh inning, and the game would end with Fresno State leading 15-5 due to the MW Championship’s mercy rule.

The Pack would only register five hits in the game, with no one eclipsing the one-hit mark. Fennell would lead the team with three RBI in the game. Akins and Batesole would lead the Bulldogs with three hits apiece, and Stone’s four RBI that came from his grand slam would lead Fresno State.

Nevada finishes the season 19-36 overall and 13-16 in MW play, good for fourth best in the conference. Make sure to follow the team on Twitter @nevadabaseball for updates on the Pack’s offseason.

Nevada Press Release

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