Pack Falls At Hawaii
HONOLULU – The Nevada softball team dropped a 3-1 decision in the series opener against preseason WAC favorite Hawaii on Friday night at Rainbow Wahine Softball Park.
Junior Mallary Darby was sharp in the circle but was tagged with the loss as Nevada fell to 10-23 overall and 1-6 in WAC play. Hawaii improved to 26-12 and 4-3.
Sarah Robinson got Hawaii on the board with a two-run home run in the second, perhaps the only mistake Darby made all night.
The Rainbow Wahine got another run in the fifth, successfully executing a double steal.
But Nevada came back in the sixth against Hawaii ace Stephanie Ricketts. Sophomore Jayme King led off with a double to the gap in left-center. Caylin Campbell then moved pinch-runner Alex Arciniega to third and Karley Hopkins drove the run in with a solid single up the middle. That brought the tying run to the plate, twice, but Danielle Patrick struck out and Erin Jones grounded out to end the threat.
The same two teams will me again in a doubleheader on Saturday with first pitch at 7 p.m. Pacific time. Both games can be heard live on ESPN Radio 1450 AM or at nevadawolfpack.com
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