Hornets Sweep Nevada in Doubleheader

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The University of Nevada (24-25, 9-9 WAC) lost the second game of Saturday’s Western Athletic Conference doubleheader 12-2 to Sacramento State (27-21, 8-9 WAC) at Peccole Park. The Hornets swept today’s doubleheader and have won the first three games of the series to improve to 27-21 overall and stand at 8-9 in the WAC. The Wolf Pack has lost five in a row and is 24-25 on the year, 9-9 in conference play.

The Pack jumped to a 1-0 led scoring on a run in the bottom of the second inning on right fielder Brett Hart’s RBI single that plated left fielder Nick Melino who singled to start the inning. That would be the last lead for Nevada as Sac State kept their hot hitting ways scored the next seven runs on the way to the victory.

In the bottom of the seventh inning Nevada got a three-run homer from shortstop Kevin Rodland and a sacrifice fly from Hart to make the final scored 12-6.

Pack starter Derek Achelpohl (4-4) suffered the loss giving up seven runs on 12 hits in five innings on the mound. Hornet starter Jesse Darrah (9-2) earned his ninth win of the season tossing a complete 7-inning game in which he surrendered six runs, five earned on seven hits.

Rodland (2-for-3,R,3RBI) led the Pack with two hits and three RBI.

Seven different Hornet hitters collected two hits in the game as they totaled 15 in the game. Wheeler drove in three runs and second baseman Hunter Martinez two.

The two teams conclude the series on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Prior to first pitch seven Pack seniors will be honored as they play their final game at Peccole Park.