UNLV Edges San Jose State In Series Finale

Josh Goldberg appeared twice out of the bullpen on the weekend.
March 6, 2016

Box Score

LAS VEGAS – San José State’s baseball team had its opportunities to capture its first series of the season, but fell short in a 4-2 loss to UNLV Sunday afternoon at a windy Earl E. Wilson Stadium.

The Spartans (5-8, 1-2 MW) collected 10-plus hits for a second consecutive afternoon, but unlike yesterday’s 11-run output, they couldn’t make it translate to the scoreboard.

Brendt Citta’s RBI groundout in the top of the second gave the Spartans a 1-0 lead, but they seemed to be one hit away the rest of the day. Ozzy Braff (3-4, run, double, home run, RBI) collected three legs of the cycle, and his second home run of the season cut UNLV’s lead to 3-2.

Josh Nashed (2-4), Shane Timmons (2-4, run), David Campbell (2-4, double), and Hunter Tidwell (2-3) contributed to the 11-hit attack.

The Rebels (3-6, 2-1 MW) plated two runs in the third inning against starter Matt Brown (1-1), who was saddled with the loss. UNLV recorded just one hit in the inning but capitalized on a hit batter and two walks.

The eventual winning run came across in the sixth inning – Brown’s final frame. He finished with a line of 6.0 innings, three runs allowed (two earned) on four hits and five strikeouts, but hit two and walked three.

Graham Gomez worked the seventh inning and allowed a run on two hits. Josh Goldberg finished it out with a perfect eighth inning.

For the Rebels, starter Kenny Oakley (1-2) got his first win of the season. He tossed a complete game, allowing the 11 hits and two runs while striking out two and walking none.

San José State returns home for a five-game set beginning Tuesday against St. Mary’s.

UNLV 4, San Jose State 2 (03-06-16 at Las Vegas, Nev.)
San Jose State...... 010 000 100  -  2 11  1      (5-8, 1-2 MW)
UNLV................ 002 001 10X  -  4  6  1      (3-6, 2-1 MW)
Pitchers: San Jose State - Brown, Matt; GOMEZ, Graham(7); GOLDBERG, Josh(8) and
Stefanki, Joe.
Win-OAKLEY, Kenny(1-2)  Loss-BROWN, Matt(0-3)  T-1:52  A-376
HR SJ - Braff, Ozzy.