Nevada Wolf Pack baseball drops 2nd game at UNLV
LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada baseball team dropped the second game of a three-game Mountain West series, 8-1, at UNLV at Earl E. Wilson Stadium Saturday.
The MW-leading Wolf Pack fell to 26-21 on the season and 17-8 in Mountain West play while the Rebels improved to 32-19, 13-13.
The Rebels won Friday’s game, 8-7, in 11 innings.
UNLV scored the first five runs of the game Saturday. Nick Rodriguez homered leading off the bottom of the second inning to get the Rebels on the scoreboard. UNLV scored four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth to take control.
The Pack’s run came in the top of the seventh inning when Daniel Perry doubled and later crossed the plate on a Rebel error. UNLV scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and once in the eighth.
Nevada’s Dalton Gomez (2-3) suffered the loss, allowing five runs on 11 hits in four innings. UNLV’s Trevor Horn (4-5) got the win, pitching 6.1 innings. Horn gave up one unearned run on five hits.
Dillan Shrum (2-for-4) and Keaton Smith (2-4) combined for four of the Pack’s six hits.
Nick Rodriguez finished with a game-high four hits for UNLV and drove in two.
Sunday’s final game is slated for 1 p.m.