Poole Goes The Distance In 1-0 Loss To Seattle|
April 30, 2017
BELLEVUE, Washington (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV baseball team (17-30) was on the wrong end of a 1-0 decision to the Seattle Redhawks (15-26-1) Sunday afternoon at Bannerwood Park. The only run of the game came in the bottom of the seventh when the Redhawks got a solo home run to begin their at-bat.
UNLV’s Garrett Poole (2-5) and SU’s Connor Moore (2-1) went toe to toe on the mound and combined to throw 15 innings and strikeout 10 against one walk and 11 hits that only produced one run. The former tossed eight innings and struck out four, but allowed one run off of six hits. The latter went seven, scoreless innings with six strikeouts, five hits and two walks.
Zach Wolf took over pitching duties for Moore and the Redhawks in the eighth and preserved the win and, in doing so, he notched his third save of the season.
“That was a tough one to lose,” said head coach Stan Stolte. “Both pitchers were dialed in and the first team to get or create the first break was likely going to win; and they had a guy pop a home run out on a routine fly ball to the only place it would go out. Regardless, we weren’t very challenging at the plate and we couldn’t get anything going. You have to give credit to Seattle’s pitchers; they pitched very well all weekend with above average stuff.”
For the game, the Rebels stranded five runners with four of those coming in a span of the third through fifth innings. Additionally, three of those runners were left in scoring position with one at second base in the third and two more at third base in the fourth and eighth.
Seattle, on the other hand, left four on throughout the affair and three of those occurred solely in the sixth inning. The Redhawks got back-to-back singles off Poole, but the lefty was able to get two quick outs off a fielder’s choice and a fly out. He wound up hitting the next batter he faced, but got out of the jam when he induced a grounder to Austin Anderson at third base for another out via fielder’s choice.
Unfortunately, the Redhawks made up for their missed opportunity in the sixth with a solo shot from Chris Perrin to right field one frame later.
UNLV will resume Mountain West action at home against the Fresno State Bulldogs May 5-7.
NOTES: De La Trinidad extended his reached-base streak to 40 games, which is the fifth-longest to-date in the country – Air Force’s Bradley Haslam and Tyler Jones entered the day at first (44 games) and second (41), respectively.