April 24, 2005
Fresno, Calif. - Fresno State received early run production from Beau Mills, as the freshman hit a two-run homerun to give the Bulldogs the lead in the first inning. Nevada kept the Bulldog hitters in check for the rest of the game while getting some hitting of their own to get the split with Fresno State, 8-2.
Mills and DeAndre Miller helped the Bulldogs get an early lead. Miller started off the game with a single, and scored as Mills hit his third home run in two days to give the team a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Nevada answered back in the second, however. Designated Hitter Baker Krukpow singled after Doug Fister retired the first batter, and Shawn Scobee matched Mills with a two-run shot to even the game at two.
Nevada scored another run in the fifth inning to pull ahead. Robert Marcial reached on an error, but Fister got the first out himself, catching the lead runner on a fielder's choice. Another error gave Nevada runners on the corners though, and Matt Bowman scored on a groundout from Jacob Butler to give Nevada the lead.
That cushion would suffice, but Nevada added two runs in the sixth after back to back doubles from Carlos Madrid and Marcial, and then three more after home runs from Bowman and Butler in the eighth to add to the lead. Travis Sutton got the complete game victory for the Wolfpack, allwing two runs and four hits while striking out three.
The Bulldogs head to Rice for their next series. The Owls are back on top of the WAC after a sweep of Louisiana Tech, and are 2.5 games ahead of Fresno State in the standings. The teams will play a doubleheader on Friday before playing the third game of the series on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.
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