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WAC Baseball Recaps - April 5
Courtesy: WAC
Hawai‘i 8, Fresno State 2
Box Score

HONOLULU – (UH Media Relations) In the Western Athletic Conference opener both teams, the University of Hawai'i baseball team dropped Fresno State, 8-2, on Thursday night at Les Murakami Stadium. The Rainbows (18-12, 1-0) used a five-run seventh inning to put away the Bulldogs (14-15, 0-1).

The Rainbow offense went into overdrive for their five-run explosion. The inning was kick started by some traditional small ball, as Kaeo Aliviado (1 H, 1 R) and Pi'ikea Kitamura (1 H, 2 R) bunted their way on to load the bases. Trevor Podratz (3-4, 2 R, 1 RBI) delivered an RBI-base hit with the bases loaded, which was followed by a two-RBI single by Breland Almadova, and a bases-clearing double by Zack Swasey.
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Nevada 10, New Mexico State 5
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LAS CRUCES, N.M.  -(Nevada Media Relations)  The University of Nevada (16-12, 1-0 WAC) baseball team opened Western Athletic Conference play with a 10-5 victory at Presley Askew Field over New Mexico State (23-9, 0-1 WAC) on Thursday night.  With the victory the Wolf Pack improved to 16-12 on the season while the Aggies had their 14-game win streak snapped and stand at 23-9.

Trailing 2-1 heading to the top of the third inning the Pack scored three times and never trailed again on the way to the victory.  Catcher Carlos Escobar's double scored two of the runs and the Pack never trailed the rest of the way.  NMSU closed within a run at 4-3 but Nevada scored  in each of the last four innings to hold off the Aggies.

Right hander Bradey Shipley (5-2) won his fifth game of the season allowing three runs, two earned in six innings on the mound.  Ryan Beck (3-2) suffered the loss giving up six runs, five earned in his six innings of work.
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San Jose State 3, Pacific 0
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STOCKTON, Calif. –(SJSU Media Relations) San Jose State scored three runs after the sixth inning Thursday to break a scoreless tie and the Spartans pitching staff earned its first shutout of the season to win game one of a three-game series against Pacific, 3-0, at Klein Family Field.

San Jose State (13-13) and Pacific (9-20) battled through six scoreless innings until the seventh when the Spartans posted their first two runs. San Jose State starter Johnny Melero went five scoreless innings to drop his season ERA to 2.84. Pacific starter Michael Benson threw six scoreless frames before giving up a run in the seventh.

“I’m pleased with John’s outing today,” said San Jose State head coach Sam Piraro, who with Thursday’s victory secured his 797th career win. “He was in control of what he was throwing out there.”
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Baseball
WAC
Overall
Sacramento State
10-2
22-14
Grand Canyon
8-4
19-15
Seattle U
6-3
16-15
North Dakota
6-3
6-16
Bakersfield
7-5
14-20
Utah Valley
7-5
14-20
New Mexico State
5-4
13-19
Texas-Pan American
5-7
15-23
Chicago State
0-9
10-21
Northern Colorado
0-12
5-31
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