Rebel Pitchers Cash In vs. Chipps
March 12, 2004
LAS VEGAS - Senior righthander David Seccombe (2-1) struck out a career high 14 batters, as the Rebels (11-6) defeated Central Michigan (5-6) 5-3 on Friday night at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.
Seccombe did not start off the night quite as well, giving up a leadoff double to Central Michigan's Jeremy Crum and then a two-run home run over the wall in right center to Jim Geldhof. From then on, Seccombe took control, striking out 10 of the last 14 batters he faced.
The Rebel bats were uncharacteristically quiet, with only five team hits. Senior third baseman Brent Johnson was 1-for-4 with 2 RBI and senior center fielder Andrew D'Angelo finished 1-for-3 with 1 RBI. Freshman catcher Justin Tellam and senior First Baseman Eddie Gill also drove in runs for UNLV.
In his seven innings on the mound, Seccombe allowed three runs, all earned, off of five hits while walking none. The win was Seccombe's second on the season, while Minor picked up his second save of the year.
Seccombe becomes just the 19th Rebel pitcher to pick up 14 strikeouts, and was one short of a school-record 15. Reliever Ben Scheinbaum and closer Matt Minor each added a strikeout, giving the Rebels an all-time UNLV record 16 team strikeouts.
For the Chippewas, Geldhof was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a home run. Starter Jason Cairns (1-3) was charged with the loss.
The two teams will continue the series tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on KSHP 1400 AM.