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Comeback Effort Falls Short In 6-5 Loss To Nevada

Jan. 27, 2007

Box Score

Moraga, CA- For the second consecutive game the Saint Mary's baseball team found it selves clawing back from a deficit. This time the Gaels were unable to secure the victory as they fell in game two to Nevada by the score of 6-5 Saturday afternoon from Louis Guisto Field. Freshman Anthony Alliotti continued to stay hot at the plate banging out a pair of hits. After the day the Gaels drop to 1-1 on the year.

The Gaels jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after the first frame but the Wolf Pack dropped five runs in the sixth to take a 5-1 lead. Freshman Randy Wells knocked in Eric Cattoni with a single to right field.

The young SMC squad once again showed some resolve and climbed back into the contest with three runs in the seventh and one more in the eighth.

Freshman Kyle Jensen drove in the first run of the rally on a double that was bobbled by the left fielder which enabled Alliotti to score. Cattoni then singled up the middle to bring in Jensen. Sophomore Joel Staples rounded out the inning with a single up the middle that drove in Cattoni.

The Gaels tacked on one more in the eighth when Alliotti struck again. The newcomer banged a single to right-center that brought in pinch-runner Cory Miller.

The Wolf Pack responded in the top of the ninth when Nick Sansone drove in Chris Siewart on a single down the right field line.

Kody Keroher earned the win after tossing 1 2/3 innings of 1-hit relief with two strikeouts. Junior Alex Jensen was tagged with the loss after allowing a run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings.

The Wolf Pack plated five runs in the sixth with four runs being charged to SMC starter Brandon Berl. Jimmy Munill allowed the big hit on a pinch hit 3-run home run over the right field wall by Shaun Kort.

Cattoni and Alliotti led the Gaels at the plate. Cattoni batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI and three stolen bases. Alliotti also batted 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

Berl allowed seven hits, four hits and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings. Nevada starter Rod Scurry tossed six innings and allowed one run on two hits with four Ks.

Saint Mary's will face off against Nevada in the rubber match of the three-game set on Tomorrow at 1 p.m. The third game of the series will mark the first radio broadcast on the season for SMC with access available at 12:45 p.m. on SMCGaels.com.