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Defense lets Pack down in loss to Boston College

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This time the Nevada Wolf Pack couldn't overcome its mistakes.

The Wolf Pack, which won its first two games of the season on Friday despite making six errors, made three more errors on Saturday in a 7-3 loss to the Boston College Eagles at Santa Clara's Schott Stadium.

The Wolf Pack, 2-1, has now made nine errors in its first three games. Freshman shortstop Justin Bridgman committed an error in the first and second innings on Saturday and now has four errors in his first three games. Bridgman was replaced at short by Kyle Hunt on Saturday and Hunt promptly made an error in Boston College's five-run sixth inning.

Boston College, which lost to the Wolf Pack 4-1 on Friday, is now 2-1 and over .500 for the first time since March 7, 2012.

Tyler Wells suffered the loss for the Pack. The junior lefthander went 4.2 innings and allowed five hits and two runs. Wells walked five and fanned three. Freshman Mark Nowaczewski, from Reed High, made his college debut and allowed five runs (four earned) and four hits and two walks in 4.1 innings. The 6-foot-4 Nowaczewski was on the mound for all five Boston College runs in the sixth.

An error by Hunt paved the way for the Boston College uprising in the sixth. The Eagles then laid down two bunts and reached base both times, on a single by Nick Sciortino and a fielder's choice by Johnny Adams. Blake Butera drove in a run with a single, Joe Cronin had a two-run double and Johnny Hennessey drove in a run with a ground out as Boston College took a 7-1 lead.

The Wolf Pack tied the game at 1-1 with a run in the third. Kewby Meyer doubled, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a ground out by Jordan Devencenzi.

Meyer, who is 4-for-13 (.308) in the three games, and Devencenzi also played a big part in a two-run sixth. Meyer walked and Devencenzi singled to start the inning. Austin Byler, now 5-for-12 (.417) in the three games, drove in Meyer with a single. Ryan Teel later drove in Devencenzi with a single for the second run.

The Pack could have gotten right back in the game in the inning but Boston College relief pitcher Eric Stone fanned Hunt and Scott Kaplan with runners on second and third and one out to end the threat.

Boston College starter Andrew Chin earned the victory. Chin went five innings and allowed just one hit and one run while striking out four. Stone and Mike King pitched the final 3.2 innings and allowed just two hits and no runs while fanning four. King retired the last six Pack hitter in order in the eighth and ninth innings.

The Pack will play Santa Clara on Sunday to close out its season-opening four-game road trip.



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