WAC Baseball Recaps - May 13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (Sacramento State Media Relations) The Sacramento State baseball team hit three home runs and swept Hawai’i with a 10-2 win on Sunday at John Smith Field in its final Western Athletic Conference game of the regular season.
The Hornets (29-23, 11-7 WAC) sit in second place in the WAC standings after scoring 10 runs on 12 hits with no errors and sweeping a conference foe for the first time since 2008, when they also swept Hawai'i at home. In fact, Sacramento State is 11-1 against the Rainbows at home since winning the final contest of a three-game series in 2007.
The Rainbows (28-21, 8-7 WAC) dropped from first to third in the standings after scoring just two runs on 10 hits with no errors.
While Sacramento State’s conference schedule is complete, the remaining six WAC teams play conference games next weekend as Hawai’i hosts Nevada, San Jose State hosts New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech visits Fresno State.
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Nevada 4, San Jose State 2
RENO, Nev. – (Nevada Media Relations) The University of Nevada (30-21, 10-5 WAC) baseball team defeated San Jose State (21-25, 5-10 WAC) 4-2 on Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park to complete the three-game Western Athletic Conference series sweep of the Spartans. The win was the 30th of the season for the Pack and the 10th WAC victory which keeps them atop the conference standings.
Nevada has also secured a spot in the season ending WAC Tournament May 23-27 at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. SJSU dropped to 21-25 overall and 5-10 in WAC action.
After three scoreless innings Nevada freshman Austin Byler hit a three-run homer down the right field line to put the Pack on top to stay 3-0. SJSU scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to close the gap to a single run. Senior Joe Kohan gave the Pack some insurance in the seventh as his sixth triple of the year scored Carlos Escobar to conclude the scoring as the Pack went on to win 4-2.
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