The Cal State Northridge baseball team started fast but lacked a finishing kick Sunday in a 10-4 nonconference loss to host Nevada Las Vegas.
The Matadors jumped to a three-run lead after 1 1/2 innings but UNLV scored seven runs in its next three at-bats to clinch the victory at Barnson Field.
UNLV (2-1) added a run in the sixth and two in the eighth while Northridge (4-2) didn't score again until the eighth.
With UNLV trailing, 3-0, in the second, Steve Cerio banged a three-run home run off Northridge starter Dave Eggert to tie the score. Cerio led Rebel batters with two hits and four runs batted in.