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Baseball Falls In Series Finale 6-1

Jan. 28, 2007

Box Score

Moraga, CA- The Saint Mary's baseball team fell in the series finale against Nevada by the score of 6-1 Sunday afternoon from Louis Guisto Field. With the loss the Gaels drop the opening series of 2007 and fall to 1-2 on the season. Matt Bowman ripped two home runs and drove in three to pace the Wolf Pack.

Down 2-0 the Gaels pulled to within one when junior Kenny Fuglerud drove in Ian Gordon on a single up the middle. Gordon reached second on a throwing error by the shortstop and then was awarded third on a balk.

The one run is all SMC could muster as Nevada tacked on three in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Nevada right fielder Matt Bowman hit a two-out solo home run in the top of the first inning to give the Wolf Pack an early 1-0 advantage. A single unearned run in the top of the second inning made it 2-0 Pack. Left fielder Mike Hale singled with one down and moved around to third on second baseman David Ciarlo's hit through the right side on a hit and run.

The Wolf Pack scored three runs with two out in the top of the fifth inning to extend their lead to 5-1. Ciarlo singled to start the inning and later scored on first baseman Shaun Kort's two-out RBI single. Bowman then blasted his second home run of the game over the right field fence to score two more runs.

Mackedon's bases loaded sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning scored catcher Konrad Schmidt who was hit by a pitch to start the inning. With the run, the Wolf Pack were on top 6-1.

Making his first start for the Wolf Pack, right-hander Mario Rivera (1-0) allowed one unearned run and just three hits while striking out four and walking one to get the win in his 5.1 innings on the mound. Saint Mary's Michael Nisco (0-1) suffered the loss allowing six runs, four earned in 5.1 innings of action.

Fuglerud finished the game batting 2-for-4 with an RBI. Junior third baseman Gilbert Urbina ripped a double down the left field line in his only plate appearance while sophomore Cory Miller tallied the other hit for SMC.

Saint Mary's will continue its homestand on Tuesday, January 30 against Fresno Pacific. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. from Louis Guisto Field.