Nevada honors former player who has twice beaten cancer.
Game two of the series is Saturday
Dortch goes the distance to improve to 9-6 overall
MW play begins Friday at UNLV
Wolf Pack Classic wraps up on Sunday
Catching up with Megan Dortch, a Wolf Pack starting pitcher.
2014 (Jr.): Will be counted on to provide quality starts and quality spot relief appearances.
2013 (So.): Saw a considerable amount of time in the circle in her first season in the Silver and Blue ... Pitched the second-most innings on the Pack staff behind Karlyn Jones, totaling123.1 in all ... Her 4.03 ERA was also the second-best number behind Jones ... Overall, Dortch was 10-11 with 25 appearances and 24 starts ... Struck out 89 batters and pitched 13 complete games ... Pitched all 12 innings in Nevada's 5-4 walk-off win against Colorado State on April 14 ... Threw a career-high 200 pitches and struck out a career-high 12 batters in what was the longest game in the history of Christina M. Hixson Softball Park ... Set her carrer-high in K's earlier in the season, fanning 12 against LIU Brooklyn in a complete-game victory ... Surrendered only two hits against LIU.
Was a two-time MAC Pither of the Week during the 2011-12 season, her only year at NIU ... Pitched 31 games for the Huskies, starting 22 of them ... Pitched 130.1 innings, allowing 100 hits, 79 runs while striking out 158 batters ... Led the team in 12 categories including wins (11), saves (1), strikeouts (158) and games started (22).
Was an all-state performer at Bishop Manogue in Reno on three occasions (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Named to the All-Northern Nevada team as a pitcher in the same seasons ... Posted a 41-15 overall record during her final two years at Manogue ... Set the Nevada record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 19 during her sophomore year ... Struck out 307 batters in 183 innings pitched and posted a 1.12 ERA during her final high school season.
Daughter of Dwight and Julie Dortch ... Likes to ski and scuba dive in her spare time ... Played her club softball for the California Breeze ... Is a Community Health Sciences Major ... Has two siblings ... Ashley Peck (30) and Alex Peck (27).