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Butera Delivers Game-Winning Two-Run Single to Beat Fresno State


Butera Delivers Game-Winning Two-Run Single to Beat Fresno State


Butera Delivers Game-Winning Two-Run Single to Beat Fresno State

March 24, 2012

Final Stats

RENO, Nev. – Freshman Ashley Butera drove in two with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Nevada a 4-3 win over Fresno State on Saturday at Hixson Park.

Fresno State (21-13, 2-1 WAC) came back to win game two of the doubleheader over Nevada (9-22, 1-2) by a score of 7-3.

The Bulldogs took an early lead in game one with a run in the third and two more in the fifth. But Nevada cut into that 3-2 lead in the sixth. Sam Puzey led off with a solo home run, her second of the year, and later, after Sara Parsons doubled, Megan Fincher singled to cut the deficit to 3-2.

In the bottom of the seventh, Karley Hopkins walked and Caylin Campbell singled to lead off the frame. With one out, Puzey singled to load the bases. That’s when Butera drove one into the gap. The game-winner was nearly robbed, however, when left fielder Andrea Ortega nearly came up with a running catch. But the ball fell and Hopkins and Campbell scored to win it for Nevada.

Karlyn Jones (3-4) got the win with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief for the Pack. She scattered three hits, struck out one and did not walk a batter.

In game two, Nevada jumped out to a 3-1 lead with three runs in the second inning. But Fresno State tied things up in the third and went ahead for good on a grand slam by Michelle Moses in the fourth.

Ariel Craig (0-2) took the loss in relief of Mallary Darby.

Hopkins went 3-for-4 with an RBI in game two and was 1-for-2 with a run in game one to lead Nevada offensively.

The Wolf Pack will be back in action on Thursday when it travels to face Weber State in a doubleheader. Nevada will then return to WAC action the following day when it travels to Logan, Utah to face Utah State in a three-game set on Friday and Saturday.

How They Scored
Game One
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Fresno State........ 001 020 0 -  3 12  1
Nevada.............. 000 002 2 -  4 10  0
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Fresno State 3rd
Brazil, S. grounded out to ss (1-1 KB). Moses, M. homered to center field, RBI
(0-1 K). Martin, V. doubled to right field (1-2 BFK). Moore, C. lined out to 2b
(0-2 KF). Ortega, A. lined out to cf (0-1 F). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 5th
Moses, M. walked (3-1 BBBKB). Runge, D. pinch ran for Moses, M.. Martin, V.
singled up the middle (0-0); Runge, D. advanced to second. Moore, C. singled,
bunt (2-0 BB); Martin, V. advanced to second; Runge, D. advanced to third.
Ortega, A. reached on a fielder's choice (3-2 KBBFB); Moore, C. advanced to
second; Martin, V. advanced to third; Runge, D. out at home 3b to c. Solomon,
M. singled through the right side, RBI (2-2 BKBF); Ortega, A. advanced to
second; Moore, C. advanced to third; Martin, V. scored. Martin, V. to 3b for
Hall, R.. Hall, R. pinch ran for Moore, C.. Hall, R. pinch ran for Martin, V..
Sio, M. reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 KBKB); Solomon, M. advanced to
second; Ortega, A. advanced to third; Hall, R. out at home ss to c. Ortiz, B.
singled to pitcher, RBI (1-1 BK); Sio, M. advanced to second; Solomon, M.
advanced to third; Ortega, A. scored. Brewer, B to 3b. Jones, K to p for
Venable, C. Moss, B. fouled out to ss (1-1 KB). 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3
LOB.

Nevada 6th
Puzey, S to dp for Wiley, K. Puzey, S homered to center field, RBI (1-1 BK).
Butera, A popped up to 2b (3-1 BBFB). Parsons, S doubled to left center (2-1
BBK). Parsons, S advanced to third on a wild pitch. Fincher, M singled to
center field, RBI (1-0 B); Parsons, S scored. Fincher, M stole second. Brewer,
B flied out to cf (1-2 KFB). Hayes, A pinch hit for Barilli, C. Hayes, A struck
out looking (2-2 KBBKK). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nevada 7th
Hopkins, K walked (3-1 BBKBB). Campbell, C singled to center field (0-2 FF);
Hopkins, K advanced to second. Lastrapes, L popped up to ss (0-0). Puzey, S
singled to center field (0-0); Campbell, C advanced to second; Hopkins, K
advanced to third. Butera, A singled to left center, 2 RBI (0-2 KK); Puzey, S
advanced to second; Campbell, C scored; Hopkins, K scored. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

Game Two
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Fresno State........ 102 400 0 -  7 10  0
Nevada.............. 030 000 0 -  3  8  1
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Fresno State 1st
Moses, M. struck out swinging (2-2 BBKKFS). Brazil, S. lined out to ss (1-2
BKF). Martin, V. homered to left field, RBI (2-2 BFFB). Moore, C. lined out to
lf (1-1 FB). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Nevada 2nd
Butera, A flied out to rf (0-1 F). Parsons, S singled up the middle (1-0 B).
Fincher, M grounded out to p (1-2 KKB); Parsons, S advanced to second. Brewer,
B singled through the left side, RBI (0-0); Parsons, S scored. Barilli, C
singled, bunt (1-0 B); Brewer, B advanced to second. Hopkins, K singled to left
field, RBI (3-2 BKBFB); Barilli, C advanced to third; Brewer, B scored.
Hopkins, K stole second; Barilli, C stole home. Campbell, C grounded out to 2b
(2-2 BKBK). 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 3rd
Moss, B. singled up the middle (0-0). Moses, M. reached on a throwing error by
p, SAC (1-1 BF); Moss, B. advanced to third. Brazil, S. fouled out to 1b, SAC,
RBI (2-2 FFBFBF); Moses, M. advanced to second; Moss, B. scored. Martin, V.
singled to left field, RBI (2-2 BKSB); Moses, M. scored, unearned. Craig, A to
p for Darby, M. Moore, C. grounded out to ss (1-1 KB); Martin, V. advanced to
second. Ortega, A. lined out to rf (1-0 B). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Fresno State 4th
Sio, M. grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). Griffin, K. singled to first base (1-2
BKKFFF). Runge, D. pinch ran for Griffin, K.. Ortiz, B. singled to left field
(1-1 BK); Runge, D. advanced to second. Moss, B. singled, bunt (0-1 K); Ortiz,
B. advanced to second; Runge, D. advanced to third. Moses, M. homered to left
field, 4 RBI (0-0); Moss, B. scored; Ortiz, B. scored; Runge, D. scored.
Brazil, S. walked (3-1 BBFBB). Darby, M to p for Craig, A. Martin, V. doubled
to center field (2-2 BKFB); Brazil, S. advanced to third. Moore, C. grounded
out to p (0-0). Ortega, A. grounded out to 2b (1-2 KFBF). 4 runs, 5 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.


 

 

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