Pacific Baseball: Tigers Fight Through Rain, Defeat Nevada 11-6
With the victory, the Tigers improved to 3-2 on the year while the Wolf Pack fell to 3-2 as well.
Nevada jumped on the board first with a solo shot from Westley Moss that put the Wolf Pack out in front with a 1-0 lead. The Tigers countered with a four-run second inning for that pushed them ahead 4-1. The inning started with junior Matt Carvutto (Poway, Calif.) notching his first double to right field. Senior Mike Walker (Marysville, Calif.) then followed up and drove him in with a single to left. With Walker advancing to third on a bunt by sophomore Brett Christopher (Livermore, Calif.), a sacrifice fly by senior Ben Gorang (Turlock, Calif.) allowed Walker to score the second run for the Tigers.
With the bases loaded, senior Joe Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.) drew a walk to record an RBI. The next batter, junior Brian Martin (Livermore, Calif.), also showed patience at the plate, taking a walk, which allowed Christopher to score, as Pacific jumped out to a 4-1 lead.
A two-run third inning boosted Pacific's lead to 6-1, but the lead would push out further with a three-run fourth. With one out, junior J.B. Brown (Alvin, Texas) single down the right side and he advanced to third on a double by Carvutto. In the next at-bat, Walker took advantage of his runners when he launched the ball over the scoreboard in right field off Mendocino Ave. and into a neighboring house's front yard. His three-run blast gave the Tigers a 9-1 lead over the Wolf Pack.
Junior right-handed pitcher Marcus Pointer (Pacifica, Calif.) recorded his second win of the season, bringing him to 2-0 on the year. Nevada's Beau Witsoe was charged with loss, as he fell to 1-1 on the season.
Walker led the team with three hits, three runs, and four RBI to boost the Tigers' offense.
Pacific next returns to action for the final game of the doubleheader, which is set for 4:45 p.m. tonight.