Nevada baseball went into the Tuesday game against Sacramento State University looking to put another win to their 13-13 standing, and they did. The men swatted the Hornets 20-5, scoring at least one run in each inning.
The Hornets started strong when the very first batter of the game hit a home run. Nevada bounced back and got two runs for themself. A double for Joshua Zamora brought one runner in, and Zamora scored on a wild pitch. The Wolf Pack took the lead 2-1.
Nevada’s bats were alive in the second inning. A total of six runs were scored, starting with two RBIs by Ryan Jackson. Jacob Stinson singled to the right side to bring in one run. Zamora had another RBI double, and two runners reached home plate. He also scored for the second time on a wild pitch. The Wolf Pack increased their lead to 7-1.
Anthony Flores put another run on the board for Nevada in the third inning on an RBI groundout. He also added a run in the fifth inning on an RBI fly out. Dawson Martin hit a double, and one runner came home to make the score 11-1.
At this point of the game, Sacramento State changed their pitchers four times. Ryan Fleming pitched in the sixth inning and Nevada had a connection. The inning started with two outs, one fly out and one strikeout. Pat Caulfiled got hit by a pitch. Dario Gomez got the roll of the bats going with a double to center. His hit brought Caulfield to home plate. Landon Wallace had an RBI single and Flores had an RBI double to bring in two runs.
The Hornets changed their pitcher in the middle of the inning, but that did not stop the flow for Nevada. Michael Ball hit an RBI single, and Jackson had an RBI double. With bases loaded, Zamora walked to gain one run for Nevada. The men led 17-1.
Jacob Biesterfeld went into pitch for Alejandro Murillo. Biesterfeld allowed the Hornets to get two hits that led to two runs. They were down 3-17 against Nevada.
Sacramento State changed their pitcher again. Nevada scored one run off of Martin’s RBI fly out. In the eighth inning, they did their last pitching change. Nevada added two more runs in that inning. Caulfield hit a single to right field to bring in one run. Gomez scored when the infield decided to get an out at second base. Nevada was up 20-3.
The Hornets put two final runs on the board in the ninth for a final score of 20-5.
The Wolf Pack will head on the road April 8 to 10 to play number one in the Mountain West, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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