IRVINE — When rain finally prompted umpires to pull the plug on UC Irvine's 15-3 nonconference baseball victory over visiting Nevada on Saturday, the Anteaters' players raced from the dugout to place the white tarpaulin over the infield with just one out in the ninth.
When it was quickly learned that the game would not resume, one might have suggested it was a white flag that was a more fitting display for the Wolf Pack, against whom UCI has amassed 32 runs and 34 hits in the first two games of the season.
Junior first baseman Jordan Fox had a career-high five runs batted in for the winners (2-0), who received three hits apiece from junior shortstop D.J. Crumlich, senior left fielder Drew Hillman and junior catcher Ronnie Shaeffer. Crumlich, who like Hillman drove in a run, scored four times and has seven runs in 2011.
Senior third baseman Brian Hernandez was two for four with two RBIs. He reached base five times and scored twice and has now reached base 10 times in the series, creating plenty of quality time with his younger brother Hugo, Nevada's junior first baseman.