May 29, 2005
Fresno, Calif. - On the final day of the season, the thin air at Nevada finally came into play as the Wolf Pack slugged their way past the Bulldogs on Sunday. Gil Infante made the start for the Bulldogs and struggled against Nevada, giving up six runs in the first inning off of three home runs. Ryan Overland hit his second home run of the season, and Beau Mills hit his 22nd homer to highlight the Bulldogs' day.
Fresno State started the game with a lead. Christian Vitters singled to start the inning, and after Kent Sakamoto reached on a fielder's choice, Nick Moresi doubled to left center to score Sakamoto and give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
That lead was short-lived as Nevada stormed back against Gil Infante in the bottom half. Infante walked the first two batters, and after handling a popup from Jacob Butler, Infante gave up home runs to Ben Mummy, Shawn Scobee and Baker Krukow for a 5-1 lead. A walk and a RBI single from Robert Marcial added another run in the first.
The second inning led to more of the same, as errors sunk Chad Edwards who entered the game for Infante. Two errors from Beau Mills and one from Ryan Overland gave the Wolf Pack two runners, and a double from Baker Krukow and a triple by Eric Newman scored four more runs.
Nevada added more runs in the fourth and fifth innings. The runs started in the fourth, as Nevada scored three after Scobee's second home run of the day. The fifth was also trouble for the Bulldogs as Ben Mummy hit his second homer of the day, a two run shot to start the inning. The Wolf Pack continued to bring runners across, adding two more to get a 17-2 lead.
Fresno State did add some offense courtesy of the long ball. Ryan Overland hit his second home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth, and Beau Mills hit his 22nd home run of the year to start the sixth. The Bulldogs got two more runs in that inning, after a walk and three singles scored two more.
The Wolf Pack would add three more runs to their total, and Fresno State pushed across a run in the eighth and a pinch hit home run from Chris Huston in the ninth, leading to the final total of 20-7. Travis Sutton got the win for Nevada, pitching six innings, giving up nine hits on five runs and striking out eight. The Bulldogs end the season in second place in the WAC with a 16-14 record.
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