UNLV's offense failed them on Friday against No. 3 UC Irvine Friday night. The Rebels managed just four hits and three runs and the pitching did not fare much better by allowing 10 runs. UNLV scored two early runs in the second inning, but UC Irvine responded with two in the third and then exploded for five runs in the fifth, and five more the rest of the way to pull away for the win.
The loss marks UNLV's third in a row going back to the Mountain West Conference tournament, and now the Rebels face an elimination game Saturday night against North Dakota State. Oregon State and North Dakota State played a pitchers duel late into the night Friday with the No. 1 overall seed Beavers getting the win when Dylan Davis hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to put the go ahead run on the board.
All times Eastern
Friday, May 30
Game 1: UC Irvine 10, UNLV 3
Game 2: Oregon State 2, North Dakota State 1
Saturday, May 31
Game 3: UNLV vs. North Dakota State 5 p.m. TV: WatchESPN
Game 4: UC Irvinie vs. Oregon State 11 p.m. TV: WatchESPN
Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 5 p.m., TV: WatchESPN
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 11 p.m., TV: WatchESPN
Monday, June 2
Game 7: Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 11 p.m. (if necessary)