Rebels Shutout Sacramento State, 12-0
May 18, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV baseball team recorded 16 hits on its way to a 12-0 shutout of Sacramento State in a non-conference game Friday afternoon at John Smith Field.
UNLV freshman Erick Fedde (6-4) pitched seven innings, giving up just two hits and striking out four to earn his sixth win of the season.
The Rebels (24-29) scored three runs in the top of the first inning, off a two-run double by Trevor Kirk and a Danny Higa RBI single. The Rebels then scored one in the fourth, two in fifth, and three in both the sixth and seventh innings.
Mark Shannon went 3-for-6 on the afternoon with four RBI and three runs scored. He hit his fifth home run of the season, a three-run shot in the sixth inning to give the Rebels a nine-run lead at that point. Shannon was also one of four Rebels to double in the game.
Tanner Mendonca (6-8) took the loss for Sacramento State (29-24), which managed just four total hits as a team. Mendonca pitched five innings, giving up nine hits and six runs (five earned).
The three-game series between the Hornets and Rebels will continue with a 1 p.m. game on Saturday and conclude on Sunday, also at 1 p.m.