University of Nevada Las Vegas scored eight runs in the top of the ninth inning--all with two outs--to rally from a 6-2 deficit and beat Cal State Fullerton, 10-6, in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. baseball game Saturday at Titan Field.
Reed Peters' wind-blown grand slam capped an wild Las Vegas rally that included a hard-hit ground ball by Matt Lagunas that caromed off the temple of Fullerton third baseman Pat Garman and into foul territory for a ground-rule double that scored two runs and tied the score at 6-6. The Titans committed two throwing errors in the inning to help the Rebels sustain the rally.
The win enables Las Vegas (4-1, 22-11) to pass the Titans (3-2, 24-12) in the PCAA standings. The teams play the final game of the series today at 1 p.m. at Titan Field.
In other PCAA action:
Cal State Long Beach 7, UC Irvine 4--The 49ers scored four runs in the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and held on for the win at Irvine. Derek Stewart and Mark Fryen each had two-run singles to spark the Long Beach rally. Sid Herrera was 3 for 5 with two doubles and scored three runs for Long Beach (2-3, 10-17-1). Tom Baine had a two-run homer in the seventh for UCI (1-4, 11-15-2), extending his hitting streak to nine games. Baine has hit safely in 22 of his last 23 games.