Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes set graduate at University Commencement ceremonies this week
65 Wolf Pack student-athletes to earn degrees
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
Catching up with Megan Dortch, a Wolf Pack starting pitcher.
SENIOR (2015) - Finished her career at Nevada ranking fourth all-time with 65 starts and fifth with 240 strikeouts … Tossed five complete games … Led the Wolf Pack pitching staff with a .276 opponent’s batting average … Her .276 OBA ranked seventh in the conference … Tied with McKenna Isenberg for the team-lead with 94 strikeouts … Ranked in a tie for fourth in the Mountain West with 94 strikeouts … First win of 2015 came against No. 25 Cal State Fullerton (2/13) after tossing 5.2 innings with a season-high eight strikeouts … Had a complete game, six-strikeout performance in a 3-2 win over Utah State (3/29) … Went the distance in Nevada’s 3-2 extra-innings victory over Colorado State (5/8) … Went eight innings and gave up only one earned run with six strikeouts to top the Rams
JUNIOR (2014) - Academic All-Mountain West honoree ... Mountain West Pitcher of the Week (4/1) ... threw the sixth no-hitter in program history against New Mexico (3/28) ... appeared in 23 games in the circle, making 21 starts ... posted a 3.66 earned run average and a 9-9 record in 95.2 innings pitched ... surrendered 96 hits and 74 runs, 50 of which were earned ... issued 67 strikeouts, 60 walks and hit 22 batters ... tied for the team-lead with 11 complete games and threw three shutouts ... threw a complete game, one-hit, shutout in five innings pitched against Utah Valley (2/9) ... struck out a season-high 11 batters during a complete game, two-hit, shutout win versus UTEP (2/14) ... fanned nine batters during a complete game, 4-3 win over UC Davis (3/15)
SOPHOMORE (2013) - 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, totaling 123.1 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
PRIOR TO NEVADA - Was a two-time MAC Pither of the Week during the 2011-12 season, her only year at Northern Illinois ... 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)
HIGH SCHOOL - 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
PERSONAL - 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 and Alex Peck