LAS VEGAS – The University of Nevada (31-27) baseball team had its season end in extra innings at the Mountain West Championship falling 3-2 in 10 innings to San Diego State (40-19) in an elimination contest at UNLV’s Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Wolf Pack went 3-2 in the MW Championship and finished third after placing fourth in the regular season.
Nevada posted a 31-27 record under first-year head coach Jay Johnson.
Nevada had an opportunity in the top of the ninth loading the bases with one out but left fielder Kewby Meyer hit into a double play. After being retired in order in the top of the 10th SDSU left fielder Seby Zavala singled home third baseman Ty France with the winning run in the bottom half of the inning.
Both teams scored a run in the first inning to get the game started. Third baseman Bryce Barger singled home first baseman Austin Byler to account for Nevada’s run. Zavala’s single scored Tim Zier to knot the score at one.
Aztec catcher Brad Haynal doubled in the third inning and scored on another Zavala RBI single to put SDSU in front 2-1. Barger’s RBI single in the top of the eighth inning scored Byler to tie the game at two where it remained until the 10th.
Pack freshman Evan McMahan (3-1) suffered the loss allowing one run on four hits in six innings on the mound. Michael Cederoth (6-2) won for the sixth time pitching 2.1 innings of shutout relief.
Barger (3-for-5,2RBI) led the Pack with three hits and drove in both runs. Byler (2-for-5,2R) had two hits and scored both Nevada runs. Zavala (3-for-5,3RBI) had three hits for SDSU and drove in all three Aztec runs.