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Wolf Pack stuns Pacific with ninth-inning comeback

The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team saved its best for last Tuesday at Peccole Park.

The Wolf Pack scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Pacific Tigers 7-6 in a non-conference game. Trenton Brooks' single with two outs scored Kewby Meyer and T.J. Freidl with the tying and winning runs as the Pack snapped a brief two-game losing streak.

The Wolf Pack improved to 7-9 on the year while Pacific has now lost four games in a row and six of its last seven to fall to 8-11.

The Wolf Pack's ninth inning comeback started with consecutive doubles by Austin Byler and Meyer. Pacific took a 6-4 lead in the top of the ninth as Gio Brusa singled and scored on a wild pitch.

The Tigers, of the West Coast Conference, scored four runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-4 lead. Tyler Sullivan had a two-run single in the inning and Curtis Gomez drove in a run with a triple.

The Wolf Pack had taken a 4-1 lead with four runs in the first. Ryan Teel drove in two runs with a single and Bryce Greager had a two-run double for the early lead.

Tyler Wells started for the Pack and went 3.2 innings and gave up four hits and five runs. Just one of the runs, though, was earned. Kyle Crawford started for Pacific and went 5.2 innings, allowing seven hits and four unearned runs.

The Wolf Pack had 11 hits with Kyle Hunt, Byler, Meyer and Greager each collecting two hits.

Colby Blueberg tossed 3.1 innings of scoreless relief for the Pack. Adam Whitt pitched the eighth and ninth innings and was credited with the victory.

The Wolf Pack also beat Pacific 8-4 on March 4 in Stockton. Blueberg pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in relief in that game.