April 12, 2012
Nevada Game Notes
EL PASO, Texas - Sara Parsons ripped a three-run double and Karlyn Jones pitched a complete game to give Nevada a 9-2 win over UTEP in game two of a doubleheader Thursday at Helen of Troy Field.
Karley Hopkins went 4-for-6 on the day to lead the way offensively for Nevada, which dropped game one of the doubleheader, 2-0.
Jones improved to 6-4 on the year with the win as she gave up eight hits, two runs and struck out four without walking a batter.
Nevada is now 14-27 on the year and will look to improve upon its 4-5 Western Athletic Conference record on Friday when it opens up a three-game set at New Mexico State. UTEP moved to 13-28 with the split.
Camilla Carrera, the nation's leading home run hitter, staked UTEP to a 1-0 lead with a shot in the first inning and she gave the Miners a 2-0 lead with another shot - her third of the day and 27th of the year - in the third.
Nevada finally got the bats going in the fifth. Chelsea Barilli walked and then stole second, with the throw going into centerfield, allowing Barilli to take third. Karley Hopkins drove her in with a single to left, cutting the deficit to 2-1. Caylin Campbell singled up the middle and Lauren Lastrapes followed with a single to left to load the bases with nobody out.
After Sara Parsons lined out to third, Megan Fincher lifted a sac fly to right to plate Hopkins and tie the game. Sam Puzey then singled to left and Nevada took the lead for the first time at 3-2.
Nevada came looking for more in the sixth as Emily Seidel singled to lead things off. Barilli missed on two attempts to bunt her over and ended up drawing a walk to put two one with nobody out and chase UTEP starter Cynthia Villastrigo. Hopkins drew a walk off reliever Laura Ramos to load the bases.
Campbell and Lastrapes then drew back-to-back walks to score two more runs and keep the bases loaded with nobody out. Sara Parsons then unloaded them with a three-run double to right-center, her WAC-leading 13th-double of the year. That made the score 8-2 and Parsons extended to 9-2 when she stole third and later scored on a wild pitch.
In game one, senior Mallary Darby threw a strong game for the Wolf Pack but two pitches spelled the difference in the game. In the first inning, Darby's 1-1 pitch to Carrera was sent over the fence in left for a home run. In the sixth, Chelsea Troupe hit a 3-2 pitch out to right-center to give UTEP all the offense it would need.
Nevada had opportunities, especially early, off UTEP starter Colleen Hohman. Karley Hopkins singled and was stranded in scoring position in the first inning. In the second, Chelsea Venable singled with two outs and Emily Seidel doubled but both were left in scoring position. In the first, Hopkins singled again and was left stranded on second again.
Darby (6-12) went the distance, giving up five hits and the two runs while striking out six with no walks.
HOW THEY SCORED
Nevada at UTEP (Game 1)
ORANGER, K. struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). TROUPE, C. grounded out to 2b (0-2 FF). CARRERA, C. Homered to left field, RBI (1-1 SB). BLACK, K. singled up the middle (0-0). COLLAZO, A. struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
TROUPE, C. homered to right center, RBI (3-2 KBBFB). CARRERA, C. hit by pitch (2-0 B). ELDRIDGE, A. pinch ran for CARRERA, C.. BLACK, K. reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K); ELDRIDGE, A. out at second ss to 2b. COLLAZO, A. struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSS). WARE, C. fouled out to c (0-1 K). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Nevada at UTEP (Game 2)
WADE, T. flied out to lf (1-2 FBK). BLACK, K. struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS). CARRERA, C. homered to left field, RBI (1-1 BF). TROUPE, C. singled to centerfield (1-2 BFK). WALTS, K. grounded out to 3b (0-1 K). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
CARRERA, C. homered down the lf line, RBI (1-1 KB). TROUPE, C. doubled to left center (0-0). WALTS, K. popped up to ss (0-1 K). ALVILLAR, S. grounded out to ss (1-1 BF); TROUPE, C. advanced to third. ORANGER, K. fouled out to 3b (0-2 KF). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Barilli, C walked (3-1 BBKBB). Barilli, C stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c. Hopkins, K singled through the right side, RBI (2-2 FBBF); Barilli, C scored. Campbell, C singled up the middle (3-2 BFBKB); Hopkins, K advanced to second. Lastrapes, L singled to left field (1-0 B); Campbell, C advanced to second; Hopkins, K advanced to third. Parsons, S lined out to 3b (1-2 KSFFFFB). Fincher, M flied out to rf, SAC, RBI (1-2 BKFFF); Campbell, C advanced to third; Hopkins, K scored. Puzey, S singled to left field, RBI (2-1 BBK); Lastrapes, L advanced to third; Campbell, C scored. Venable, C popped up to 2b (1-2 KFFBF). 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.
Seidel, E singled up the middle (0-0). Arciniega, A pinch ran for Seidel, E. Barilli, C walked (3-2 BSSBBB); Arciniega, A advanced to second. RAMOS, L. to p for VILLASTRIGO. Hopkins, K walked (3-2 BBKBKB); Barilli, C advanced to second; Arciniega, A advanced to third. Campbell, C walked, RBI (3-2 BFBKBFB); Hopkins, K advanced to second; Barilli, C advanced to third; Arciniega, A scored. Lastrapes, L walked, RBI (3-2 BFBSBB); Campbell, C advanced to second; Hopkins, K advanced to third; Barilli, C scored. HOHMAN, C. to p for RAMOS, L.. Parsons, S doubled to right center, 3 RBI (1-2 BFK); Lastrapes, L scored; Campbell, C scored; Hopkins, K scored. Fincher, M struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). Parsons, S stole third. Puzey, S popped up to 2b (3-2 BKBKB). Parsons, S scored on a wild pitch. Venable, C struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). 6 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.