Softball
Pack Falls at Home to Sac State


Karley Hopkins went 3-for-6 with two runs and three RBI

Karley Hopkins went 3-for-6 with two runs and three RBI

March 7, 2012

Final Stats

RENO, Nev. – The Nevada softball team lost 7-6 in extra innings to Sacramento State before losing game two 10-1 in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Hixson Park.

Nevada fell to 5-17 with the loss while Sacramento State improved to 10-8.

Karley Hopkins went 3-for-6 with two runs and three RBI on the day for the Wolf Pack.

In game one, Sacramento State jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first half inning as the Hornets scored twice on a single, walk, an error, two wild pitches and a passed ball.

Nevada loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning as Karley Hopkins walked and Caylin Campbell singled. After Lauren Lastrapes advanced the runners with a sac bunt and Sam Puzey popped out, Ashley Butera then walked before Sara Parsons drew a based-loaded walk to cut the deficit in half. But Nevada left the bases loaded – part of 10 runners stranded on base for the Pack in the game.

After Sacramento State pushed one across in the second, Nevada made it a 3-2 game in the bottom of the third. With runners on second and third, Butera singled through the left side to score Lauren Lastrapes.  Nevada would load the bases again but the Pack was unable to push anything else across.

Trailing 5-2 in the sixth, Nevada rallied. Megan Fincher singled and Karlyn Jones, in relief of the pitcher Bailey Brewer, doubled to put two on. Karley Hopkins then doubled in both runs to make it a 5-4 ballgame. After Caylin Campbell advanced Hopkins with a groundout, Lastrapes tied things up with an RBI single.

The teams agreed to the international tie-breaker rule after being tied at 5 through seven innings. The Hornets scored twice on a hit and an error and Nevada was only able to get one of those runs back – an RBI single by Hopkins, who was lated doubled off to end the game when Lastrapes ripped a line drive right at the first baseman.

Nevada committed two errors in the game, leading to four unearned runs.

In game two, Sacramento State blew open a 1-1 game in the fifth with a nine-run inning.

Sara Parsons had an RBI double for the Wolf Pack’s lone run.

Nevada will return to action on Friday when it opens play in the Wolf Pack Classic at Hixson Park. The schedule for the tournament:

Friday
Wisconsin vs. San Diego, 10:30 a.m.
Nevada vs. San Diego, 12:45 p.m.
Nevada vs. Wisconsin, 3 p.m.
Saturday
Wisconsin vs. San Diego, 10:30 a.m.
Nevada vs. Wisconsin, 12:45 p.m.
Nevada vs. San Diego, 3 p.m.
Sunday
Nevada vs. Wisconsin, 9 a.m.
Nevada vs. San Diego, 11 a.m.


 

 

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