May 6, 2014
RENO, Nev. -- A bases-loaded wild pitch with one out in the bottom of the 10th plated Kewby Meyer with the winning run as host Nevada scored twice in the inning to rally for a 6-5 victory over visiting UC Davis on Tuesday night at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev.
The win earned the Wolf Pack a split of the season series with the Aggies, improving them to 25-20 overall, while the Aggies fell to 19-25 on the year, suffering their sixth loss in their last seven trips to Reno.
UC Davis twice came back to take the lead after putting up a pair of runs in the second on a sacrifice fly by Nick Lynch and a squeeze by John Williams for the early advantage. A run in the third for Nevada on an RBI single by Austin Byler and two more in the fourth on solo home runs by Jordan Devencenzi and Byler put the Wolf Pack on top for the first time, 3-2.
After throwing out a runner at the plate to end the sixth that prevented Nevada from going up two, the Aggies rallied to regain the lead in the eighth after Tino Lipson walked with one out and, eventually, came around to score the tying run on a wild pitch after an error extended the inning. With Adam Young, who reached on the error, now at third, Lynch laced a single to right following an intentional walk to Tanner Bily, plating Young for the 4-3 advantage.
The Wolf Pack were not done, however, as Byler came through, again, for the home side, singling home pinch-runner T.J. Friedl after an error extended the inning two batters earlier making it four-all. However, UC Davis reliever Raul Jacobson worked out of a bases-loaded jam, getting a ground ball to the right side to end the inning.
After a scoreless ninth for both sides, Jacobson was in line for the win after the Aggies pushed across the go-ahead run. Young was hit by a pitch to lead-off the inning, and moved to second on a walk to Kevin Barker. After a strikeout, Lynch was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Austin March, whose ground ball to the right side brought Young around to score for a 5-4 lead.
However, it was not to be for UC Davis, as Nevada rallied against closer Zach Stone (3-4) to clinch the win. Friedl doubled and a single by Kewby Meyer put runners at the corners for Byler, who drove home his fourth run of the night with a fly ball to centerfield, plating Friedl to tie the game. An error and infield single loaded the bases for Jordan Dunatov, but a wild pitch on the first offering to the junior went to the backstop, allowing the Wolf Pack to walk-off with the win.
Stone was charged with the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits in just one-third of an inning. Sophomore Max Cordy started for the Aggies, allowing three runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings before giving way to the bullpen where freshman Orlando Razo and Jacobson held the Nevada bats to just five hits and an unearned run over 4 1/3 innings of relief.
Trenton Brooks (1-1) earned the win in relief, retiring the only two batters he faced on the night. Meyer (5-for-6) and Byler (4-for-5) combined for nine of the team's 15 hits, with the latter driving home four of the Wolf Pack's six runs.
Lipson was 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Lynch (2-for-2, 2 RBI) and March (2-for-5) each contributed two hits. With a sixth-inning single, junior Kevin Barker extended his team-high hitting streak to 12 games while also reaching base safely for the 22nd consecutive game.
UC Davis remains on the road for a three-game series this weekend, traveling north to Spokane, Wash., to take on Gonzaga at the Patterson Baseball Complex. The series begins on Friday (May 9) at 6 p.m., with games two and three to follow on Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
Nevada 6, UC Davis 5 (May 06, 2014 at Reno, Nevada)
UC Davis............ 020 000 020 1 - 5 11 2 (19-25)
Nevada.............. 001 020 010 2 - 6 15 2 (25-20)
Pitchers: UC Davis - Cordy, Max; Razo, Orlando(5); Jacobson, Raul(7); Stone, Zach(10) and Silva, Izaak. Nevada - WELLS, Tyler; BLUEBERG, Colby(6); TIMKO, Barry(8); WHITT, Adam(8); BROOKS, Trenton(10); DUNATOV, Jordan(11) and DEVENCENZI, Jordan; TEEL, Ryan (9).
Win-BROOKS, Trenton(1-1) Loss-Stone, Zach(3-4) T-3:53 A-105
HR NV - BYLER, Austin (11); DEVENCENZI, Jordan (1).
Weather: 55, 11 mph N, overcast