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Pack baseball struggles at Fresno State

Staff Report

The University of Nevada (2-5, 0-3 MW) baseball team lost the final game of a three-game Mountain West series 11-9 at Fresno State (5-2, 3-0 MW) on Sunday afternoon at Pete Beiden Field.

The Bulldogs swept the first MW series of the season for both schools. After starting the season 2-0 the Wolf Pack has dropped its last five games.

The Pack led 5-2 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning but the Bulldogs scored seven runs on five hits and there were two errors to move in front 9-5. The Pack cut the deficit in half scoring twice in the top of the eighth but FS scored twice in the bottom of the inning to once again make it a four-run cushion 11-7.

Nevada scored two more times in the top of the ninth but it was not enough as FS held on for the 11-9 victory. The Pack’s nine runs and 12 hits are season highs.

Tyler Wells (0-2) the third of six Nevada pitchers was tagged with the loss allowing four runs on three hits and retired just one batter. Garrett Mundell (1-0) earned his first victory of the season as he retired just one hitter in the game. Dillon Houser (1) earned the save recording the final two outs of the game.

Shortstop Kyle Hunt (3-for-4) led the team with three hits and scored two runs. Left fielder Kewby Meyer and catcher Jordan Devencenzi had two hits apiece, while six different Nevada hitters had an RBI.

Third baseman Chris Mariscal (3-for-6, two runs, one RBI) and catcher Trent Woodward (3-for-5, two RBI) led Fresno State with three hits each. Woodward and right fielder Jordan Luplow each drove in two runs.

Nevada returns to action on Tuesday at Sacramento State (4-4) with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. The game will be played at Raley Field, the home of the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.

Pack Softball bounces back

Freshman McKenna Isenberg tossed a three-hit shutout and Hannah Harger led the Wolf Pack offensive attack with three RBI as the Nevada softball team blanked Southern Utah 10-0 in five innings on Sunday in Phoneix.

Completing play in the Grand Canyon Tournament, Nevada snapped a brief three-game skid and improved to 10-5 on the year.

Harger went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored from the bottom of the lineup. She had a two-run single to cap a five-run first inning as the Pack opened strong and didn’t let up.

The Wolf Pack scored two in the fourth and three more in the fifth for the offense.

Meanwhile, Isenberg didn’t allow a runner past second base until the fifth inning. She got into a bit of a jam in the second with a leadoff double and then a walk. But Danielle Wiltz made a sliding catch on a line drive and then doubled off the runner on second to ease the threat.

Isenberg struck out two and walked one to improve to 4-1 on the year.

Nevada returns to action on Thursday as it opens play in the Mayfair Tournament, co-hosted by Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton.