RENO, Nev. — The Saint Mary’s baseball team got back on the winning track Wednesday, snapping a four-game skid with sound pitching and timely hitting in a 6-1 road win over Nevada at Peccole Park.
The Gaels’ (18-10) overcame an early 1-0 deficit with six unanswered runs from the second to ninth innings. It was SMC’s ninth come-from-behind win this season. The victory marked Saint Mary’s second straight season series sweep over the Wolf Pack (8-22) after also sweeping the home-and-home series in 2016.
Kevin Milam led the Gaels’ offense with a 3 for 4 day at the plate that included a ninth-inning insurance home run and a double. Zach Kirtley went 2 for 4 to extend his career-best reached base streak to 22 games. He has been on base multiple times in 15 games during the streak.
Logan Steinberg notched an RBI double in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1. Nevada had manufactured a run to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning following a leadoff double. The Gaels took the lead for good in the third on an RBI groundout from Jackson Thoreson.
Ty Madrigal (3-3) threw three shutout, no-hit innings in relief to earn the victory. A total of five Saint Mary’s pitchers threw on Wednesday to share the workload ahead of this weekend’s West Coast Conference series at San Francisco.
The Gaels begin their three-game set at Bay Area rival San Francisco at 3 p.m. Friday. All three games will be streamed live on the Gaels’ “GaelVision” Gameday Central page.
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