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Brooks, Timko, Hunt lead Wolf Pack past San Jose State

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The Wolf Pack created a picture worth framing on Sunday at Peccole Park.

The Wolf Pack, which takes a team photo after victory, scored seven unanswered runs to beat the San Jose State Spartans, 8-3, on Sunday to claim their first Mountain West series victory of the year.

The Pack, which won two of three games this weekend over the Spartans, is now 4-7 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain West. The Spartans dropped to 3-9, 2-4.

San Jose State, which beat the Pack 7-4 in 10 innings on Saturday, jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning as Sheldon Daquioag and Jacob Valdez had run-scoring singles.

That, however, was the end of the Spartans' fun.

The Wolf Pack immediately tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Justin Bridgman tripled to start the inning. Kewby Meyer, who had two hits to raise his average to .327, later drove in two runs in the inning with a single off Spartan reliever James Glawe.

The Pack took the lead in the sixth inning with two more runs. Starting pitcher Trenton Brooks singled to open the inning. Ryan Teel also singled and later combined with Jay Anderson for a double steal. Bryce Barger drove in a run with a single for a 4-3 lead and Bridgman brought home Anderson with the fifth run on a force out.

Brad Gerig walked and scored on a RBI double by Brooks in the seventh inning. Bridgman singled and scored on a double by Kyle Hunt to give the Pack a 7-3 lead in the eighth. Hunt also came home in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Austin Byler to close out the scoring.

Hunt, the Pack's leadoff hitter, had three hits and scored two runs and now leads the team with a .355 average.

Brooks, who went 2-for-2 at the plate to up his average to .313, went five innings on the mound and allowed four hits, four walks and three runs.

The victory, though, went to reliever Barry Timko. Timko turned in one of the Pack's top relief performances of the year, blanking the Spartans on four hits over the final four innings. The junior lefthander didn't walk a hitter and struck out one to improve to 2-0 on the year and drop his earned run average to 2.03.

Four Spartan relievers combined to allow six runs on seven hits over the final 3.2 innings.



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