Rebels Held Scoreless In Loss To Roadrunners|
March 6, 2018
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - The No. 23 UNLV baseball team (11-2) outhit the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners, 10-9, Tuesday night, but could not muster any scoring to show for it in a 4-0 loss at Hardt Field. The defeat, only the second on the year, snapped the Rebels’ eight-game win streak. The Roadrunners, on the other hand, improved to 6-8, and have won three of their last four outings.
The Scarlet & Gray fell behind in the second inning when CSUB combined a walk and a pair of singles for an early run and 1-0 lead. A couple of throwing errors allowed the Roadrunners to extend their lead to two, 2-0, in the sixth. The host’s advantage doubled, once again, in the eighth to four runs off a two-out, two run double.
Chase Maddux (1-2) took the loss in 6.0 innings of work. Maddux struck out two, but permitted two runs (one earned) off of six hits and two walks. Evan Fresquez followed Maddux to the mound and threw a scoreless seventh inning; however, Ryan Hare entered in the eighth and surrendered two runs off of three hits.
CSUB used a total of four pitchers to shut out the Rebels. Alec Daily (1-0) was credited with the win after he threw 3.0 innings of scoreless relief and struck out five.
THE TURNING POINT: In the sixth inning and CSUB leading 1-0, UNLV loaded the bases with one out, but was unable to score, as a strikeout and a fielder’s choice ended the scoring opportunity. The Roadrunners; however, upped their lead to 2-0 when they were able to capitalize on two throwing errors for a run.
REBEL OF THE GAME: Stott went 3-for-4 at the plate and was a perfect 7-for-7 in the field with three putouts and four assists.
QUOTABLE: “We plain and simple didn’t play good enough to win tonight,” said head coach Stan Stolte. “We had 4-to-5 guys in the lineup that were easy outs and took bad at-bats all night. We had more bad at-bats tonight than we had the whole previous weekend. I was just as bad. Every move I made didn’t work whether it be to the starting lineup or pinch hitting; so, I was just as guilty.”
STAT OF THE GAME: UNLV struck out a season-high 12 times against Tuesday.
UP NEXT: UNLV will travel to Northridge, California, to face the CSUN Matadors Wednesday afternoon (2:00 pm).
BACK HOME AT EARL E.: UNLV will return to Las Vegas and Earl E. Wilson Stadium Friday to open up a three-game, nonconference series with the Iowa Hawkeyes. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 6:05 pm, while Saturday and Sunday’s affairs are slated for 2:05 pm and 1:05 pm, respectively. The Rebels will turn around and host the Utah Utes Monday afternoon at 2:05 pm.
SEASON TICKETS: UNLV still has 19 home games remaining to be played at Earl E. Wilson Stadium and fans can purchase their 2018 Rebel baseball season tickets online at UNLVTickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS (3267). Season tickets are $90 for adults (13 and older), while seniors (62-plus), faculty and staff, and alumni are $75.
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS: Fans can purchase single-game tickets online and in-advance for only $5; however, they must be purchased through UNLVTickets.com three hours prior to first pitch. Single-game tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $6 for senior/faculty/staff and $4 for groups of 15 or more. As always, UNLV students (with Rebel Card) and kids 12 and under are always free.