Fresno State baseball: Nevada ends Bulldogs' season at MW Tournament

The Fresno BeeMay 23, 2014 

Ex-Clovis High star Michael Fain allowed two runs in 41/3 innings and Trenton Brooks slammed a two-run homer in the first en route to a four-RBI day as Nevada ended Fresno State's season, winning 10-2 Friday afternoon at the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.

Fain, a sophomore right-hander, allowed three hits and two walks in his 14th start of the season. Colby Blueberg (4-2) earned the win, allowing just two hits in 4 2-3 innings.

The fourth-seeded Wolf Pack led 6-0 before the No. 5 Bulldogs scored in the fifth. Fresno State had two in and the bases loaded, but cleanup hitter Trent Woodward grounded into an inning-ending double play.

Will Munro got the start for the Bulldogs in their third game at the tournament. He lasted an inning, charged with three runs. Jimmy Lambert allowed two while getting just one out, before Derick Velazquez at least gave Fresno State a shot at a comeback with 41/3 innings of two-run ball.

The Bulldogs (28-29) managed five hits, losing to the Wolf Pack after beating them 4-3 on Wednesday. Nevada had 13, advancing right into its second elimination game of the day.

Nevada 9, New Mexico 4: The Wolf Pack kept it rolling, eliminating the second-seeded Lobos with a six-run 11th inning after each team had scored in the 10th.

Seven singles and a hit batter added up to the big inning for Nevada (31-26), which erased an early deficit on Brooks' two-out, two-run single in the sixth.

Brooks again finished with four RBIs and got the win in relief.

Errors helped both teams score in the 10th, with Dan Collier's base hit for the Lobos (37-20-1) tying it 3-3.

Brooks gave up four straight hits in the bottom of the 11th before finishing off the win.

UNLV 5, San Diego State 4: Junior third baseman T.J White hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth as the top-seeded Rebels -- who scored three in the eighth to tie it -- advanced to Saturday's 7 p.m. championship game.

White finished 4 for 5 for UNLV (35-21) The third-seeded Aztecs (39-19) face Nevada in a 3 p.m. elimination game.

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