After dropping a school-record fourth straight Scenic West game, 3-2, in the opener of Friday's doubleheader against Salt Lake, Western Nevada needed a stopper in the nightcap.
Philip Belding answered the call.
The sophomore right-hander tossed a five-hit shutout and struck out six to lead the Wildcats to a 9-0 win in the nightcap and a split of the twin-bill at John L. Harvey Field. The game was stopped because of the run rule after seven innings.
WNC, which dropped six straight nonconference games in 2007 and seven straight nonconference games in 2011, improved to 2-4 in conference. Salt Lake …