Rebels Complete Sweep Of Central Michigan
Feb. 16, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The Rebels completed a four-game sweep over the Central Michigan Chippewas with a 6-2 win on Sunday.
Sophomore Bryan Bonnell excelled, as he struck out a career-high 11 in his second career start. He pitched the entire game and allowed only two runs on five hits.
"Bryan was absolutely fantastic for us today," head coach Tim Chambers said after earning his 100th win at the helm of the UNLV baseball program. "He threw a lot of strikes and had great composure on the mound."
Central Michigan got on the board first, scoring two runs in the top of the fourth inning.
UNLV came back in the bottom of the fourth and scored one run on a CMU error. The Rebels took the lead in the bottom of the fifth after Edgar Montes and Dylan Ellis scored on singles by Joey Armstrong and T.J. White.
UNLV extended its lead in the bottom of the seventh when White was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. The team added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth when Joey Armstrong drove in Ellis and Montes with a single, which gave them a 6-2 lead.
Bonnell closed out the game, retiring the final three Chips in order.
Chambers becomes the fastest coach in UNLV history to reach the century mark. It took him 176 games to reach 100 wins, besting former head coach Buddy Goldsmith's mark of 100 wins in 183 games.
The Rebels will now travel to Tennessee for a three-game series beginning on Friday, February 21. Fans can listen to all three games between UNLV and the Volunteers on 920 The Game in Las Vegas. First pitch in Knoxville, Tenn. will be at 2:00 p.m. PT, while the Saturday and Sunday games will start at 10:00 a.m. PT.