Nevada baseball drops both games in season-opening doubleheader

Nevada baseball drops both games in season-opening doubleheader

Nevada (0-2) opened the 2020 season at Portland (2-0) on Friday afternoon, but dropped both contests in the doubleheader. The Wolf Pack fell in the first contest 14-1 and the second game by a score of 13-0.

Nevada will be back in action tomorrow against the Pilots at 1 p.m. PT, looking for its first win of the season. John Ramey will have the call for the Wolf Pack on CBS Sports Radio 94.1 and also on the TuneIn app.

Sophomore pitcher Owen Sharts got the first start of the year for Nevada, and tallied a career-high eight strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched. He was tagged with the loss, while Eli Morse of the Pilots went seven innings, allowing only one earned run and picked up the win.

Senior Preseason All-MW selection Dillan Shrum tallied the only run for Nevada on the day, blasting a solo shot in the seventh frame of the first contest. It was the 20th bomb of his career.

The second contest only saw the Pack accumulate five hits, while starter Jake Jackson went 4.2 innings with four strikeouts and three earned runs allowed. Nevada pitched four newcomers for a combined 3.1 innings, including Carson Snyder, Nicholas Wilson, Ethan Hurte and Sam Gamboa.

Tomorrow’s contest will be at 1 p.m. PT tomorrow while Sunday’s game is slated for 11 a.m. to finish the series. The Wolf Pack will look to even its four-game stint with Portland before heading back to Reno.

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