Feb. 8, 2014
ST. GEORGE, Utah – Idaho State broke open a pitchers’ dual with a five-run fifth inning and dealt the Nevada softball team it’s first loss of the season, 11-5.
Nevada (2-1) will conclude play in the Red Desert Classic on Sunday with a pair games, first against East Carolina and then against Utah Valley.
Nevada spotted the Bengals a run in the first inning and that score held until the fifth. Nevada had chances, especially in the fourth inning when Erin Jones walked to lead off the inning, followed by singles from Jasmine Jenkins and Ashley Butera to load the bases with nobody out. But a pop up, groundout and foul out ended the threat.
In the fifth, Idaho State chased Nevada starter Karlyn Jones (0-1) with five runs (three earned) to take a 6-0 lead. Nevada got one back in the bottom of the inning but Idaho State scored once in the sixth and teams exchanged four spots in the seventh to close out it.