UNLV Plays Two, Drops Both
Feb. 19, 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - UNLV baseball dropped the second game of a Saturday double-header against Nevada, Reno 10-3 at Earl E Wilson Stadium, extending the Rebels' losing streak to five games.
The Rebels dropped to 1-7 on the season while the Wolfpack improved to 5-3.
The in-state rivals played two games Saturday after Friday's series opener was rained out and the two teams were originally scheduled to play at UNR, but poor weather in Reno forced the three-game set to be moved to Las Vegas.
Rebel starter Eric Brock (1-2) worked just three innings, giving up seven runs, all earned on six hits and was credited with the loss. The right hander walked five batters. UNR reliever Chris Scott (2-0) picked up his second win of the season, working four innings and giving up three runs, all earned on three hits. Scott came in for Wolfpack starter Travis Sutton, who worked one scoreless inning and then left the game after the first due to tightness in his right shoulder.
UNR jumped all over Brock in the opening frame, scoring five runs to open the game, including four with two outs. Carlos Madrid and Brett Hayes started the game with consecutive singles and Madrid scored on an RBI single by Ben Mummy. Then with two outs, Shawn Scobee drew a bases loaded walk, bringing Hayes to the plate and making the score 2-0. Baker Krukow followed with a bases-clearing double, pushing the UNR lead to 5-0.
The margin grew to 8-0 in the fourth, as the Wolfpack touched up Brock for two more runs, as Hayes drove in two runs with a single. UNR added another run in the inning when Hayes scored on a Michael Vass single.
UNLV got on the board in its half of the fourth, scoring three runs to cut the lead to 8-3.
Ryan Bird lead off the inning with a single, moved to second on an error and then to third on a wild pitch. Efren Navarro Jr. drew a walk and Dylan Gaughen followed with a double that drove in Bird and moved Navarro Jr. to third. Albert Zerega knocked in Navarro with a sacrifice ground out, moving Gaughen a bag over to third. Willie Bowman capped the Rebels' scoring in the inning with a double that drove in Gaughen.
That would be as close as the Rebels would get though, as UNR scratched out a run in the sixth and eighth innings on their way to the win.
UNLV and Nevada, Reno wrap up the series on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. (PST) at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.