Nevada baseball eliminated from MW Tournament
SAN DIEGO — The University of Nevada baseball team was eliminated from the Mountain West Tournament by San Jose State after a 13-6 loss Friday at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
The Wolf Pack fell to 29-24 while SJSU improved to 27-29.
Nevada lost its opener in the double-elimination tournament, 13-8, to UNLV on Thursday.
SJSU jumped to an 8-0 lead heading to the bottom of the sixth inning. The Spartans scored four times in the top of the first and never trailed. A single run in the second, two in the third and another single run in the sixth made it 8-0.
The Pack got a pair of two-run homers in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the SJSU advantage in half. Grant Fennell’s fifth home run of the season scored Joshua Zamora who reached on a fielder’s choice. Mike Echavia followed with a single and came home on Dillan Shrum’s sixth homer of the year to make the score 8-4.
The Spartans responded with a five-run top of the seventh. The Pack scored a single run in the eighth on an RBI ground out by Marco Valenzuela. In the ninth Shrum’s second home run of the day and seventh of the year made the final score 13-6.
Jake Jackson (8-4) allowed seven runs on six hits in 2.2 innings and suffered the loss. Tevin Cadola (3-2) earned the victory giving up five runs on six hits in 6.1 innings of action.
Fennell, Echavia and Shrum each had two hits for Nevada. Shrum drove in three with his two home runs and Fennell two on his home run.
David Campbell had three hits and four RBI for the Spartans.