RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada (19-14, 11-7 MW) baseball team defeated San Diego State (25-11, 10-8 MW) 11-4 on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park to complete the three-game Mountain West series sweep of the Aztecs. The Wolf Pack improved to 11-7 in MW play and took over sole possession of third place in the conference standings, one game in front of SDSU’s 10-8 mark.
Nevada has won a season-high five in a row to improve to 19-14 on the season while the Aztecs dropped to 25-11.
The Pack jumped to a 5-0 lead after scoring three in the second inning and two more in the third. Left fielder Kewby Meyer and second baseman Justin Bridgman each delivered RBI hits in the second inning. In the third inning right fielder Brad Gerig’s first home run of the inning scored catcher Jordan Devencenzi.
SDSU scored a run in the fourth inning but Nevada responded with four runs in the bottom of fifth to make the score 9-1. Third baseman Scott Kaplan, shortstop Kyle Hunt and Bridgman had RBI’s in the inning.
The Aztecs scored a run in the sixth and two unearned in the runs in the eighth inning. Nevada’s final two runs of the game came in the seventh.
While the Pack offense was putting runs on the scoreboard junior right-hander Jordan Deitrich (1-1) was shutting down the Aztec offense. Deitrich earned his first win of the season allowing two runs on six hits in six innings on the mound. Nevada’s bullpen did not allow an earned run as Colby Blueberg, Evan McMahan and Adam Whitt each pitched an inning. Blueberg and Whitt faced just three batters in their inning on the mound.
SDSU starter Mark Seyler (5-3) suffered the loss giving up seven runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings on the mound.
Meyer (2-for-5,RBI), Gerig (2-for-3,2,2RBI), Bridgman (2-for-3,R,2RBI) and center fielder Trenton Brooks (2-for-5,2) each had two hits for the Pack. Gerig, Bridgman and third baseman Scott Kaplan drove in two runs each.
SDSU third baseman Ty France (4-for-4,RBI) had four of the Aztecs seven hits in the game and drove in one. First baseman Danny Sheehan drove in two of team’s four runs.
Nevada plays a nonconference game at San Francisco on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Listen to the game on 1060 AM with Don Marchand calling the action and free audio is available at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio.