Rebels Rout Wolf Pack 15-2|
April 13, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV baseball (23-11, 8-6 Mountain West) drummed in-state rival Nevada, Reno (18-16, 6-8 MW) to the tune of 15-2 on Saturday at Earl E. Wilson Stadium and evened the weekend series to one game apiece. The 13 run margin over the Wolf Pack is the largest win for the Rebels over their rival since 1985 when UNLV won 18-3.
The Rebels opened the game scoring two runs in each of the first and second innings to take a 4-0 lead. The Wolf Pack threatened in the third inning, as they loaded the bases with no outs, but they were only able to score one run in the inning.
UNLV blew the game open in the fifth inning, scoring eight runs. Three runs came off of a Brandon Bayardi home run, his seventh of the year.
The Rebels added three more runs in the sixth when Mark Shannon went deep for his third home run of the year.
From the mound, Buddy Borden was lights out for UNLV as he pitched 6.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out six. John Richy earned his first save of the year after pitching minimum 3.0 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three.
From the plate, the Rebels were led by Shannon who finished 3-for-5 with five RBI and three runs scored. T.J. White also recorded three hits as he finished 3-for-6 with two RBI and three runs scored. Bayardi finished the game 2-for-3 with four RBI and a run scored.
UNLV and UNR will compete in the series rubber match tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. Fans can follow along via GameTracker or can listen and watch live off of links at UNLVRebels.com. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors while UNLV students and all kids 12 and younger are always free of charge. Log on to www.unlvtickets.com to purchase or for more information.