SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The University of Nevada (22-18) baseball team tied a season-high scoring 11 runs in an 11-1 victory at Utah (13-25) on Sunday afternoon at Smith’s Field. The Wolf Pack improved to 22-18 and the Utes dropped to 13-25.
After being shutout 12-0 on Friday and Saturday’s doubleheader being rained out the Pack bats exploded for 11 runs on 14 hits to split the two nonconference games.
After two scoreless innings left fielder Kewby Meyer’s 20th double of the season scored shortstop Kyle Hunt with the first run of the game in the top of the third.
Catcher Jordan Devencenzi’s two-RBI single in the fourth made the score 3-0. A four-run fifth broke open the game as the Pack led 7-0. Meyer’s third home run of the season scored two and Devencenzi’s double plated two more runs in the big inning.
Nevada added four more runs in the eighth inning and the Pack led 11-0. Designated hitter Trenton Brooks drove in two while first baseman Austin Byler and third baseman Bryce Barger each had RBIs in the inning.
Utah collected its first hit of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Two hits in the eighth led to the Utes lone run which was unearned.
In a game that was split up amongst seven pitchers by the Pack coaches after not playing on Saturday, Jason Deitrich (2-1) earned the victory tossing 3.2 scoreless and hitless innings. Zach Adams (0-3) suffered the loss allowing four runs on three hits in four innings on the mound.
Four Nevada batters had multiple hits in the game for Nevada led by Meyer’s (3-for-4,2R,2B,HR,3RBI) three hits. He tied season highs with the three hits and three RBI. Meyer was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.
Devencenzi (2-for-5,2B,4RBI) collected two hits and drove in a game and season-high four. Hunt (2-for-3,3R,) and Barger (2-for-3,2R,RBI) had two hits apiece.
Three different Utah batters had a hit in the game for the Utes.
Nevada hosts Sacramento State (27-17) at Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Pack season ticket holders may exchange their tickets for a free ticket to the game at the ticket window. Listen to the game on 1060 AM in Northern Nevada with Don Marchand calling the action and free audio is also available at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio.