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|Tech wins at Nevada in wild affair|
If fans only found out the final score of Louisiana Tech's baseball game Sunday afternoon against Nevada, they may have very well mistaken the number of runs scored for a football game as the Bulldogs defeated the Wolf Pack 17-14 at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
"Our players did not quit after Nevada took an 8-5 lead after the top of the sixth inning," Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux said. "After Nevada won the first three games of the series, they could have quit, but we continued to fight offensively.
"What I liked the most from this game was our four pitchers, three freshmen and one sophomore, only walked three batters," Simoneaux said. "If we had a few more walks throughout the game, the final result could have favored Nevada."
With Nevada (14-16, 3-1 WAC) leading 8-5 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Devon Dageford led off the inning by hitting what appeared to be a fly ball to left-center field. The ball ended up carrying and just made it out of the park as it bounced off the outfield wall. Following the home run, LA Tech (13-12, 1-3 WAC) loaded the bases for Clint Stubbs. Stubbs hit a ground ball to Wolf Pack shortstop Kevin Rodland, who was unable to field the ball cleanly. Two runs scored on the play to tie the game.
Following a walk by Patrick Thomas, the bases were packed with Bulldogs. Nick Grunenwald took one for the team as he was hit by pitch to give Tech a one-run advantage. Kevin Winn concluded the six-run sixth inning by smoking a two-run RBI single. A total of 11 Bulldogs went to the plate in the inning.
Nevada scored two runs in the seventh on an RBI triple by center fielder Westley Moss and an RBI double by left fielder Matt Bowman. At the end of the top of the seventh, they trailed 17-10.
Tech tripled the number of runs Nevada scored in the top-half of the inning. Chris Kersten started Tech's second six-run inning of the game with a single. Mark Threlkeld then moved Kersten to second on the Bulldogs' 12th hit of the game. Clint Ewing then laid down a beautiful sacrifice bunt to move Kersten and Threlkeld ahead one base. Stubbs came through one more time for Tech with a two-run RBI single to left field. Grunenwald added one run on an infield bunt single that scored Stubbs from third. Winn collected his third hit of the game on an RBI single, and Williams collected his first by hitting a two-run double.
The Wolf Pack did not lay down for Tech as they put up a fight in the ninth inning. Moss collected an RBI single. Bowman hit a two-run RBI double down the left-field line, and first baseman Shaun Kort stroked an RBI single to center field, all with one out. Graham Meyers was able to nail down the win for Tech by recording the final two outs of the game.
"We can always learn from our opponents, and today we learned that we need to fight offensively for nine innings regardless of who is pitching for us," Simoneaux said.
Nevada took a 1-0 lead in the third inning.
Ewing tied the game by hitting a leadoff home run in the bottom of the inning. After Grunenwald was hit by pitch, Winn cracked his fourth home run of the season to right field. Tech went back-to-back in the inning as Dageford hit his first home run of the game.
Casey Jones received the win, his second of his Tech career, after he came in the ball game for Tech reliever Jamelle Clements in the sixth inning. Jones (1-0) pitched 3.1 innings, allowed eight hits, six runs (four earned) and struck out six.
Dageford led the Bulldogs by going 4-for-5 on the day, including two home runs. The native of Beatrice, Neb. also collected two runs and two RBI. Winn led the team with five RBI.
Mike Jefferson started the game for Tech. Clements, Jones and Meyers appeared in relief.
The Bulldogs' pounded out 17 hits, while Nevada recorded 16.
Tech's win ended a seven-game losing streak on the season and a six-game losing streak against Nevada.
The last time Bulldog hitters recorded back-to-back home runs in an inning was in game two of their doubleheader against Hawaii on April 26, 2008 in Ruston. Albie Goulder and Kersten hit back-to-back home runs.
The last time Tech totaled three home runs in an inning was in the first game of their doubleheader against Hawaii on the same day. At that time, three players, Clay Alexander, Jericho Jones and Goulder, hit back-to-back-to-back shots.
The wind was blowing out to center field throughout Sunday's game.
The Bulldogs will head to San Jose State for a four-game series against the Spartans beginning Thursday, April 9.