The University of Nevada baseball team lost the final game of a four-game Western Athletic Conference series at Fresno State 13-3 Sunday afternoon at Pete Beiden Field in Fresno, Calif.
The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 5-3 in WAC play and 13-12 overall while the Bulldogs improved to 5-3 in conference play and 15-13 on the season.
Nevada left the bases loaded in the first inning and then the Bulldogs sent six to the plate in the bottom half of the inning and three scored for a 3-0 lead. Erik Wetzel Steve Susdorf and Alan Ahmady each drove in a run. The third run was unearned after the WOlf Pack committed an error.
David Ciarlo hit the first pitch he saw in the game over the left field fence to get Nevada on the scoreboard in the second. It was Ciarlo's third home run of the season.
Fresno State got the run back in the bottom of the second on Danny Muno's RBI single to move back in front by three, 4-1. Four consecutive hits to start the third scored two runs for the Wolf Pack and it was a one-run game at 4-3. Jason Rodriguez doubled home the first run and Shaun Kort scored the other with his single.
In the bottom of the third Fresno State sent eight players to the plate and three scored to make the score 7-3. Two Wolf Pack errors led to one of the runs being unearned. Designated hitter Ryan Overland and Steve Detwiler each had RBI singles in the inning and the other run scored on one of the errors.
Three more Bulldog runs in the fourth made it 10-3. The Wolf Pack again committed two errors in the inning which allowed one unearned run to score. A run in the sixth scored on a bases loaded walk to Detwiler to put the Bulldogs ahead 11-3. In the bottom of the seventh the Bulldogs scored two runs more to end the game in seven innings 13-3.
Wolf Pack starter Derek Achelpohl (1-1) suffered the loss allowing six runs, five earned in 2.2 innings of action. Fresno State starter Tanner Scheppers (4-2) got the win giving up three runs on seven hits in 6.2 innings on the mound.
Dayton's Matt Bowman led Nevada with two hits and he scored a run. Danny Muno and Ahmady had three hits each for the Bulldogs. Ahmady drove in a game-high three.
Next action for the Wolf Pack is Tuesday when intrastate rival UNLV comes to Peccole Park for a 4 p.m. contest.