Las Vegas, Nev. - Host UNLV plated 10 runs in the first three innings - including a five-spot in the opening frame - to put the finale of a four-game series out of reach early on, as the Bulldogs dropped a 14-2 decision to the Rebels on Sunday (March 8) afternoon.
UNLV plated five runs on four hits and a Butler error in the first inning to give itself all the scoring it would need in the contest. The Rebels followed with a three-run second and a two-run third to take a 10-0 lead early on.
Butler would break through in the eighth inning, as the Bulldogs put runners on first and second for Rick Betsch, who lined a double to left field to plate Michael Letzter from second for their first run of the game. A sacrifice fly by Kyle Schultz brought across Griffin Richeson with another run, but the offense would end there.
The Bulldogs return to Indianapolis on Wednesday (March 11) when they welcome in-state rival Purdue beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Bulldog Park.