Nevada baseball defeats California

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The University of Nevada baseball team's pitching staff had something to prove after a tough weekend in which the Wolf Pack were swept by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Nevada's pitchers rebounded in a 7-5 win over California on Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif. Carson High graduate Owen Brolsma turned in another solid effort, not allowing a run in two-thirds of an inning.

Brolsma has now allowed two earned runs in 8.1 innings this season for an earned run average of 2.16. Carson graduate Joe Mercer also started going 0-for-4 with an RBI.

Nevada used 10 pitchers with Galena High's Brandon Evans receiving the start. Evans allowed one unearned run in one inning of work.

Cal had runners at first and second with no outs when Brolsma came into the game in the seventh with Nevada leading 5-4. Cal tied the game off of Brolsma with a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly. Bryan Johnson eventually came in and pitched the last 2.1 innings for the win.

Nevada took a 6-5 lead in the eighth when Chris Gimenez singled and advanced to second on Ben Mummy's sacrifice bunt. Gabe Mayorga eventually came through with an RBI single.

The Wolf Pack added an insurance run in the ninth when Robert Marcial and Brett Hayes singled and Marcial eventually scored on a fielder's choice.

Nevada took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on Mercer's RBI groundout and Erick Streelman's RBI single. The Wolf Pack tied the score in the sixth on a home run by Gimenez.

The Wolf Pack took a 5-3 lead in the seventh when Streelman and Marcial each doubled. Hayes followed with an RBI single.

Marcial was 4-for-5, Hayes ent 3-for-5 and Gimenez and Streelman each added two hits.


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