March 4, 2012
SANTEE, Calif. – The Nevada softball team dropped an 8-2 decision to Cal Poly in the Wolf Pack’s final game of the San Diego Classic on Sunday.
Freshman Ashley Butera was the bright spot for the Wolf Pack as the catcher slammed a pair of solo home runs for Nevada’s only runs of the game. The blasts gave Butera four home runs on the weekend and a team-leading five on the season. For the weekend, Butera his .533 (8-for-15) with a double, four home runs, seven RBI and four runs scores to go with a slugging percentage of 1.467.
Nevada fell to 5-15 on the year as the Wolf Pack will come home now to play host to Sacramento State in a doubleheader on Wednesday before the three-team Wolf Pack Classic begins on Friday.
Cal Poly got two in the second of Nevada starter Karlyn Jones (1-3) but Butera erased one of those with a bomb in the bottom of the second. But the Mustangs struck for three more and chased Jones in the third.
Nevada gave up an earned run in the fourth and two more unearned runs in the fifth as three errors plagued the Wolf Pack.
Butera’s second home run came in the sixth.
Emily Seidel pitched 2.1 innings of one-hit scoreless relief for Nevada.