LAS VEGAS – In a back-and-forth offensive affair, UNLV scored five unanswered runs late to escape with an 11-10, 10-inning win over Seattle U baseball in game-two of a season-opening series at Earl E. Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas.
Unlike Friday's pitchers' duel, the teams combined for 21 runs, 28 hits and 15 total pitchers used. The Redhawks' Brayden Weyer was tagged with the loss after giving up the winning run in the 10th. UNLV's Jackson Cofer earned the win.
The momentum would shift back to the Rebels as the home team would score three times in the fourth and twice in the fifth to take a 6-5 lead. But Seattle U roared back with a five-run sixth that included a Mazzone grand slam.
Both teams would go scoreless in the seventh, but it would be UNLV who found the late spark, added two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to send the game into extra innings.
In the bottom of the 10th the Rebels would manufacture the game-winning run off of a pair of hits and an intentional walk.
Connor O'Brien led the Redhawk battery with three hits while Wells, Sherick and Rork had two apiece. Mazzone led all players with five RBI.
The Redhawks and Rebels complete the three-game series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.