Wolf Pack sputters late in 8-2 loss to Grand Canyon

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Reno, Nev. – Nevada (13-11) dropped its second contest of the season to Grand Canyon (12-12) on Wednesday afternoon at Don Weir Field at Peccole Park 8-2. Joshua Zamora homered for the third game in a row, belting a two-run bomb in the seventh inning.

Nevada will face Air Force this weekend at Don Weir Field at Peccole Park for a three-game Mountain West series. Tickets are on sale online or by calling (775) 348-PACK.

Shane Gustafson earned his first start of the season, and pitched five innings with six strikeouts and only one earned run allowed. In relief, Cooper Powell pitched a perfect sixth and seventh inning, as the Nevada pitching staff retired 13 batters in a row at one point.

Junior Jaylon McLaughlin had a big day for the Wolf Pack, going 3-for-3 and making two spectacular defensive plays out in center field. He came a home run short of the cycle, as he hit a single, a double, and a triple on the afternoon.

The Lopes plated a run off an RBI-double in the second inning, and neither team scored again until the seventh inning. With Julian Boyd on third, who had two hits on the day, Zamora cranked his team-high sixth homerun of the season out to left field to give Nevada a 2-1 lead.
GCU took over in the eighth and ninth innings, scoring seven runs total and five in the eighth to retake the lead. The Lopes ended the game with an 8-2 victory, as the Pack went three up, three down in the final two innings.