April 7, 2012
RENO, Nev. - Karlyn Jones tossed a two-hit shutout in game one as the Nevada softball team split a doubleheader with San Jose State on Saturday at Hixson Park.
Jones went the distance in the first game, allowing just two hits and facing four over the minimum. In game two, San Jose State (21-19, 5-3 WAC) got 10 hits off three Nevada (13-26, 4-5 WAC) pitchers and beat the Wolf Pack, 10-0.
Nevada had some trouble offensively in both games as the Wolf Pack had just six hits. But in game one, they came in timely fashion to give Jones all of the offense she needed. In the third inning, Chelsea Venable led off with a single and was moved to second on a bunt. Chelsea Barilli then bunted for a base hit to score pinch-runner Kortnee Wiley and give Nevada a 1-0 lead. The Wolf Pack would load the bases on Lauren Lastrapes's single but Sara Parsons drive to center was caught at the wall to end the threat.
Jones was cruising and did not allow a hit until the fifth, when Cheryl Freitas doubled. But Jones worked out of that and moved easily through the game, thanks to some strong defense, including spectacular catches by Lastrapes, going into the dugout on a foul ball, and a diving stab by Venable behind the plate.
In game two, the Spartans scored five in the first inning off Nevada starter Bailey Brewer, who struggled with control and the Wolf Pack was never able to get back into the game.
Nevada will return to action with five games next week. Nevada will play a doubleheader at UTEP on Thursday before a pivotal three-game WAC series at New Mexico State on Saturday.
HOW THEY SCORED
Venable, C singled to right field. Seidel, E out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Venable, C advanced to second. Wiley, K pinch ran for Venable, C. Barilli, C singled to third base, bunt; Wiley, K advanced to third. Hopkins, K singled to center field, RBI (1-1 BF); Barilli, C advanced to second; Wiley, K scored. Campbell, C struck out swinging (2-2 SBFBS). Lastrapes, L singled to third base; Hopkins, K advanced to second; Barilli, C advanced to third. Parsons, S flied out to cf (2-2 BBKFFFF). 1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.
San Jose State 1st
Collins walked (3-0 BBBB). Cox singled down the lf line (1-0 B); Collins advanced to second. Garcia, J. grounded out to p; Cox advanced to second; Collins advanced to third. Lopez, B. reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Cox advanced to third; Collins scored. House walked (3-1 BBBKB); Lopez, B. advanced to second. Freitas doubled to right field, 2 RBI (1-1 KB); House advanced to third; Lopez, B. scored; Cox scored. Jones, K to p for Brewer, B. Wolfe singled, 2 RBI (1-2 KBFFF); Freitas scored; House scored. Helm grounded out to ss; Wolfe advanced to second. Garcia, B. lined out to p. 5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
San Jose State 4th
Garcia, B. struck out swinging (1-2 FFBFS). Collins doubled to right center (1-2 BKF). Cox singled to pitcher, bunt (0-1 K); Collins advanced to third. Cox stole second. Garcia, J. singled to right field, 2 RBI; Cox scored; Collins scored. Lopez, B. homered to left field, 2 RBI (0-1 F); Garcia, J. scored. House grounded out to ss. Freitas doubled to left field. Wolfe grounded out to 2b (0-1 F). 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
San Jose State 5th
Darby, M to p for Jones, K. Helm grounded out to p (1-0 B). Coenen to ss for Garcia, B.. Coenen reached on a throwing error by 2b, advanced to second (2-1 KBB). Collins doubled to center field, RBI (0-1 K); Coenen scored, unearned. Cox grounded out to 2b; Collins advanced to third. Garcia, J. grounded out to 2b (1-2 BFF). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.