RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – A six-run third inning proved to be the difference in Sunday’s 8-3 loss of the Nevada baseball team to visit Fresno State.
The Bulldogs (6-8, 4-5 MW) scored all eight of their races in the first three rounds on Sunday. Fresno State hit two races at the top of the first, taking advantage of back-to-back trips to start the ball game and getting an RBI double from their No. 3 hit Ryan Higgins. The big round came in the third where the Bulldogs covered six races, and again took advantage of a few trips in the frame and got timely RBIs to take an 8-0 lead after 2.5 laps.
Wolf Pack (6-8, 3-3 MW) got a run back in the bottom half of the third on an RBI single from Joshua Zamora who scored Anthony Flores. Nevada had opportunities to score throughout the game, but only managed to get two more runs at the bottom of the sixth. A single-double down from the left field line by Matt Clayton scored Dario Gomez all the way from the first and a misleading throw from Fresno State’s third baseman that would have ended the inning allowed Clayton to get around for Packen’s third run of the game. . Nevada had missed offensive opportunities throughout the game when Wolf Pack left eight runners at base and hit two doubles doubles.
Flores led the Wolf Pack 2-for-3 today with two singles, a walk and a race. Zamora, Clayton and Dawson Martin picked up the other hits for Nevada. Newcomer Cam Walty was awarded the loss today after throwing 2.2 laps and handing over all eight races, even though only four of these were earned. Wolf Pack used five relievers in the game, all of whom kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard and only allowed three hits in the final six innings.
Nevada will hit the road once again to continue Mountain West action this coming weekend with a three-game series in New Mexico 27-28. March.
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