No. 21 Rebels Survive Late Inning Roadrunner Rally
March 12, 2013
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - No. 21 UNLV baseball (14-3) won its 10th consecutive game with an 8-6 victory over CSU Bakersfield (10-6) on Tuesday night. It is the first time since 1991 that UNLV has had at least a 10-game winning streak.
The Rebels scored a run in the second, third and sixth innings. In the seventh they scored three and added two more in the eighth before the Roadrunners were on the board.
CSU Bakersfield rallied in the bottom of the eighth, scoring six runs, two of which were earned. The Roadrunners looked to continue the rally in the ninth, but a 5-4-3 double play ended the game.
Senior Brandon Bayardi led the Rebels, going 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored, including a seventh inning home run. It was the first home run hit by any Rebel this season. Junior Patrick Armstrong and sophomore T.J. White also had multiple hits in the game, finishing 2-for-3 and 2-for-5, respectively.
Tyler Shryock led the Roadrunners, finishing 4-for-5 with one RBI and a run scored.
Senior Mark Shannon earned his second win of the season. He pitched 7.0 innings, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out eight. Senior Andrew Beresford earned his second save of the season, pitching 1.1 innings, allowing one hit and one walk.
As a team, UNLV had 11 hits and stole a season-high six bases in the game.
The Rebels will be back in action this weekend as they will open Mountain West play against preseason favorite New Mexico.