RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada (12-13) baseball team was shut out 4-0 by Grand Canyon University (15-11) on Monday night at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack dropped to 12-13 while the Antelopes won for the fifth consecutive time and improved to 15-11.
After seven scoreless innings the Lopes scored three times on three hits in the top of the eighth inning. With one down back-to-back singles and a walk loaded the bases for second baseman Chad De La Guerra who delivered a two-RBI single. A sacrifice bunt by center fielder Matt Haggerty and it was 3-0. GCU added a single run in the top of the ninth to make the final score 4-0.
Michael Fain (3-2) suffered the loss allowing two runs on six hits in 7.1 innings on the mound. Lopes reliever Kyle Detwiler (1-0) earned his first win of the season retiring all nine batters he faced.
Austin Byler (2-for-3) and Brad Gerig (2-for-3) led the Pack with two hits each as the team totaled seven in the game. David Walker (2-for-5,R) and Michael Pomeroy (2-for-3,R) each had two hits and a run scored for GCU. De La Guerra drove in two of the Lopes four runs on the night.
The two teams conclude the two-game series tomorrow at noon. Listen to the games of on 1060 AM with Don Marchand calling the action. A free internet broadcast is available at NevadaWolfPack.tv and free audio at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio.
After playing GCU tomorrow the Pack will take on the Reno Aces at 6:05 p.m. at Aces Ballpark in the annual exhibition contest. That game will not be broadcast.