Freshman Austin Anderson had two hits and five RBIs to help UNLV to an 11-8 win over Northwestern and a split of a nonconference baseball doubleheader Saturday at Wilson Stadium. The Wildcats rallied for a 13-12 victory in the first game.
Erik VanMeetren had two hits and scored four runs for the Rebels (11-11) in the second game, in which they scored six unearned runs on six Wildcats errors and were outhit 14-11.
VanMeetren and Payton Squier each had three of UNLV’s 17 first-game hits, and Morgan Stotts went 2-for-6 with three RBIs. Matt Hopfner went 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs to pace a 21-hit attack for Northwestern (5-15) in the opener.
Two consecutive run-scoring infield singles in the eighth inning followed Hopfner’s RBI double, giving the Wildcats a lead they didn’t relinquish.