The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team is acting as if it will never lose this season.
The Wolf Pack rallied from a 3-0 deficit on Sunday to wipe out the Fresno State Bulldogs 7-4 at Peccole Park and sweep the Mountain West-opening series. The Pack is 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Mountain West. Fresno State has now lost four games in a row to fall to 3-4 overall and 0-3 in the Mountain West,
The 7-0 start is the Wolf Pack’s best since it joined Division I in 1970.
This is the Wolf Pack’s longest winning streak since it won nine in a row late in the 2006 season and is the first time the Pack has started 3-0 in Mountain West games since it joined the conference in 2013. A year ago the Wolf Pack lost three games at Fresno State to open the Mountain West season Feb. 21-23, 2014.
The seven-game winning streak is also the Pack’s longest under second-year head coach Jay Johnson. The Wolf Pack won six in a row in April last season in Johnson’s first season.
The Wolf Pack cut Fresno’s lead to 3-1 with a run in the third inning. Kewby Meyere walked with two outs and scored on a double by Austin Byler. The Pack inched closer with a run in the fifth as Meyer singled home Jordan Devencenzi, who doubled. The Wolf Pack then tied the game at 3-3 in the sixth as Bryce Greager slammed a solo home run.
Fresno regained the lead at 4-3 in the top of the seventh but the Pack answered right back with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. Cal Stevenson doubled, went to third on a sacrifice by Kyle Hunt and scored on a ground out by Meyer.
The Wolf Pack then took control of the game with three runs in the eighth. Bryce Greager doubled home Trenton Brooks for the first run of the inning as the Pack too a 5-4 lead. Stevenson and Hunt then drove home runs with singles as the Pack took a 7-4 lead into the ninth.
Adam Whitt then came on and battled through the ninth inning to get his fourth save of the year. Whitt, who walked Joe Prior and hit Ryan Dobson in the inning, got Manny Argomaniz to bounce out to second with two runners on base to end the game.
Stevenson and Greager each had two hits for the Pack. Devencenzi and Greager scored two runs while Meyer drove in two.
Christian Stolo started for the Pack and lasted just 3.2 innings. Stolo allowed six hits and three runs and two walks while striking out seven. Zach Wilkins stabilized the game for the Pack out of the bullpen, allowing just one hit and one unearned run in 3.2 innings. Cam Rowland got credit for the win, his second, with two-thirds of an inning of work.
The Wolf Pack won the game despite Austin Byler, Ryan Howell and Trenton Brooks, their No. 3 through 5 hitters, going 1-for-9 combined.