Behind performances from designated hitter Mike Echavia and pitcher Jake Jackson the University of Nevada (20-13, 14-4 MW) baseball team defeated New Mexico (12-21-1, 6-12 MW) 14-1 on Sunday to complete the three-game Mountain West series sweep of the Lobos. The Wolf Pack won the three games by scorers of 15-2, 5-2, and 14-1 to improve to 20-13 overall and 14-4 in MW play. The Lobos have lost nine in a row and stand at 12-21-1 on the season and 6-12 in conference play.
After Jackson worked out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the first inning Echavia went to work in the bottom of the first, belting a three-run homer to stake the Pack to a 3-0 lead. Nevada scored 10 more runs over the next four innings and led 13-0 after five innings.
While the Pack offense was putting up runs Jackson was shutting down the Lobos until the sixth when they scored their lone run of the game after the first two hitters of the inning were retired. Nevada’s final run of the game came in the eighth on bases loaded walk to Weston Hatten to make the final score 14-1.
Jackson (6-1) won his team-leading sixth game of the season allowing a run on five hits in six innings on the mound.
Echavia led the offense with five hits, five RBIs and scored twice. The five hits tied his career high and is tied for the high for Pack player this season as is the five RBIs.