The Wolf Pack have come flying out of the gates to a 7-0 start this season, the best in program history.
Season Opener 2/13/15
Nevada 12, Abilene Christian 3
Wolf Pack cruised to a victory in their season opener at Abilene Christian thanks to a trio of RBI from both 1B Austin Byler and IF Ryan Howell. Howell went 2-4 with 2 runs, and SP Cameron Rowland threw 3.0 innings of shutout baseball, only allowing one hit, to get the win for the Wolf Pack.
Nevada 9, Abilene Christian 6
Senior 1B Austin Byler tallied four RBI and two HR in the win over the Wildcats. Jason Dietrich earned the win for the Wolf Pack, throwing 6.0 innings with only one earned run.
Nevada 3, Abilene Christian 2
The Wolf Pack earned their first season-opening sweep since 1997 in a close win over Abilene Christian. The game came right down to the bottom of the ninth, when closer Adam Whitt struck out the side with two runners on base to save the game. Whitt lead the team in saves last season. Western Nevada transfer, and Reno Native Christian Stolo was the winning pitcher, going for 5.2 innings, while only giving up one run (unearned). SS Kyle Hunt lead the team offensively, with 2 of the Wolf Pack's 3 runs.
Nevada 8, #5 Texas Tech 4
The Wolf Pack upset the #5 ranked Red Raiders thanks to Sophomore Trenton Brooks, who attributed to 7 out of the Wolf Pack's eight runs with four RBI and three runs scored, including a grand slam. The Nevada pitching staff held Texas Tech to only four runs thanks to the effort of seven different pitchers against an offense that had scored 46 runs in its first four games. It was the Wolf Pack's first victory over a Top 10 opponent since 2003, and their first 4-0 start in 20 years.
Nevada 9, Fresno State 8
The Wolf Pack started 5-0 for the first time since 1994 thanks to a two comebacks from the Wolf Pack. Nevada first partially erased a 7-1 deficit, to then erase a 8-5 deficit against the Mountain West's league leader in batting average. The game went into extra innings, and in the bottom of the 10th, Senior Austin Byler hit a walkoff homerun over the left field fence to give the Wolf Pack the victory.
Nevada 12, Fresno State 7
The Wolf Pack cruised to yet another victory in front of the biggest crowd at Peccole Park since 1997 (1,458). Kyle Hunt and Bryce Greager sparked the offense with two hits and a homer each. After Fresno State tied the game in the top of the third, the Wolf Pack took the lead for good in the bottom half of the inning, thanks to a leadoff home run by senior Kyle Hunt. Adam Whitt finished the game for his second save of the season.
Nevada 7, Fresno State 4
The Wolf Pack used another comeback victory to defeat the Bulldogs for their best start in program history at 7-0. Nevada scored seven runs on eight hits from six different players. Fresno State had no answer for P Zach Wilkins, who threw 3.2 innings and only allowing one hit.
Austin Byler was named MWC Player of the Week on Monday. The Wolf Pack play at Stanford on Tuesday, and after will return home for a three-game series against Pacific.