Kansas State University (3-1) scored seven runs in the fifth inning to knock off Nevada (2-4) 10-2 at Cunningham Stadium on the day two of the San Diego Tournament in San Diego, Calif. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 2-4 on the season while KSU improved to 4-1.
Pack starter Stephen Bautista (0-1) had not allowed a hit through four innings of action but lost his control in the fifth inning as he walked four and hit two that allowed KSU score seven times with the aid of just one hit. The Pack was unable to recover as the Wildcats cruised to victory.
Nevada scored a run in the bottom of the fifth on catcher Travis Simas’ RBI double but KSU score two in the top of the sixth to make the score 9-1. Second baseman Matt Bowman’s team leading third home run of the season in the bottom of the sixth inning accounted for the Pack’s second run of the game. The Wildcats added a run in the seventh to make the final score 10-2.
Bautista (0-1) was tagged with the loss after he walked six, hit three and gave up just one hit which led to seven runs crossing the plate. Lance Hoge (2-0) earned his second win of the season giving up two runs on five hits in six innings on the mound.
Six different Pack hitters collected a hit in the game. Simas and Bowman each drove in a run.
KSU third baseman Jason King (2-for-4,2R,2RBI) and catcher David Masters (2-for-3,2R,2RBI) tied for game-high honors with two hits apiece. King and second baseman Jake Brown (1-for-3,2R,2RBI) each drove in two.
The Pack returns to action tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at San Diego.