The University of Nevada (23-23, 10-13 MW) baseball team lost 4-3 in 10 innings to San Diego State (23-23, 13-10 MW) Saturday afternoon at Peccole Park. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 23-23 on the season and to 10-13 in MW play while the Aztecs improved to 23-23 and 13-10 in the league.
Nevada led 2-0 on sacrifice flies from third baseman Brad Gerig and catcher Ryan Teel after six innings. A costly error on second baseman Ray McIntire in the top of the seventh with two down kept the inning alive for the Aztecs. SDSU went on to score three unearned runs to move in front 3-2.
The Pack responded with a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at three. With the bases loaded left fielder Kewby Meyer hit a ground ball to second base but beat the relay throw to first as the Aztecs attempted to turn a double play. McIntire scored from third base and the game was tied at three.
Neither team scored in the eighth and ninth innings but SDSU scored the winning run in the top of the 10th on just one hit. First baseman Ryan Muno started the inning with a walk and advanced on a sacrifice bunt. Pack closer Michael Fain came out of the bullpen and struck out Brad Haynal for the second out of the inning. Aztec third baseman Tyler France singled to score Muno with the winning run.
SDSU closer Bubba Derby retired the side in the bottom of the 10th to earn his 10th save of the season as the Aztecs held on for the 4-3 victory.
Nevada starter Tyler Wells allowed two unearned runs in 6.2 innings on the mound but received a no decision. Adam Whitt (1-3) suffered the loss giving up the one run in the 10th.
Ethan Miller (5-3) pitched two perfect innings to earn his fifth win of the season.
Shortstop Kyle Hunt led the Pack with two hits as Nevada totaled four in the game. Meyer, Teel and Gerig each had an RBI.
France had two hits and an RBI for SDSU while Muno drove in two.
Game three is set for Sunday afternoon with Tom Jameson (1-6) making the start for Nevada and Philip Walby (2-3) takes the mound for the Aztecs.