Photo by Rachel Jackson. Nevada lost game one, but won the last two games against San Diego State University.

The University of Nevada, Reno’s baseball team won their home series against the San Diego State University Aztecs on April 1 to 3.

The Wolf Pack saw their only loss of the weeked in the first game on April 1. The Aztecs started out on a high note, putting up eight runs in five innings, five of those coming in the fifth.While Nevada was able to tally a run in the bottom of the fifth, it was their only run of the game. The Aztecs put up another five runs before the end of the game. In a game that saw Nevada starting pitcher Peyton Stumbo give up 13 hits and nine earned runs in his six innings pitched, the Pack lost 13-1.

The Wolf Pack bounced back in the second game. Unlike the previous game, Nevada jumped out to a 6-1 lead after the first inning. This was thanks to an RBI walk, a first baseman Landon Wallace sacrifice fly out, a fielding error, a wild pitch, a two RBI single from catcher Matt Clayton and a throwing error.

The two teams would trade runs back and forth through the second and third innings then cool off from the fourth until the seventh. The Aztecs attempted to close the gap between them and the Wolf Pack in this span. However, anytime San Diego tried to close the gap, Nevada answered back. After the dust settled, Nevada came out on top at 12-6.

Nevada carried their momentum from the second game into the third. After a quiet first inning, the Pack was the first to score after a throwing error from second base. 

From there, the team tacked on six more runs before the end of the fourth. However, the Aztecs answered back with four runs off of a wild pitch, a throwing error and a double from pinch hitter and third baseman Max Foxcroft.

The fifth and sixth innings would not see any scores from both teams. The scoring drought from the Aztecs would end thanks to SDSU catcher Poncho Ruiz two run home run in the seventh, closing the deficit to one run. However, Nevada would answer with a RBI single from Clayton before closing out the game. The Pack won the game 12-6 and took the series 2-1.

At the end of the weekend, the Nevada baseball team moved to 13-13 on the season and 7-4 in conference play. The Wolf Pack’s next game is on Tuesday, April 5, where the program will take on Sacramento State University. 

 

Derek Raridon can be reached at kelseymiddleton@sagebrush.unr.edu or on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush