January 25, 2013

Baseball Great Matt Williams Throws First Pitch

Wildcats Open 2013 Season With Wins

Baseball Great Matt Williams (2nd from right) Threw Out the First Pitch
Baseball Great Matt Williams (2nd from right) Threw Out the First Pitch

Western Nevada College’s baseball team had never opened its season at home until today. They may want to make a habit of it, as the Wildcats upstaged the visiting South Mountain College Cougars of Phoenix 5-1 and 4-1 at John L. Harvey Field.

Despite temperatures in the upper 30s and foggy conditions for the opening pitch, the young Wildcats team frustrated their opponents with good hitting.

Standouts in the opener were sophomore Mike Umscheid who went 3 for 4 and scored three runs, and sophomore pitcher Brandon Show, who threw 60 pitches in four shutout innings on the mound.

In the nightcap, the Wildcats had four runs on eight hits, and freshman pitcher Luke Eubank got the win.

Former Carson High School star Matt Williams, who played for three teams and 17 seasons in the majors and hit 378 home runs, threw out the first pitch.

The teams play a final doubleheader Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.

Press Release: January 26, 2013

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