FRESNO, Calif. — University of Nevada junior Braden Shipley pitched seven shutout innings but it was not enough as the Wolf Pack lost 2-1 at Fresno State in the first of three Mountain Westgames at Pete Beiden Field Thursday night.
With the victory the Bulldogs moved a game in front of the Pack into fourth place in the MW standings at 12-16 while the Pack is 11-17.
Game two of the series is set for 6:35 p.m. tonight.
Nevada has lost a season-high five in row. Overall, the Wolf Pack is 24-28 and Fresno State improved to 19-31.
Nevada led 1-0 after scoring a run in the top of the sixth, after designated hitter Hugo Hernandez singled home Kyle Hunt who reached after being hit by pitch.
Shipley allowed just one hit and struck out 10 in seven innings before leaving the game with a 1-0 lead.
An error on Pack second baseman Shaun Mize in the bottom of the eighth led to Fresno State tying the game at one. In the bottom of the 10th, Fresno State reserve catcher Taylor Ward’s third home run of the season gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 victory.
Adam Whitt (1-4) suffered the loss allowing two runs, one earned in two innings on the mound. Jordan Brink (4-3) earned the win giving up just one run in his six innings of work.
Hernandez had two of the Pack’s four hits in the game. Four different FS batters had a hit.