April 27, 2012
RUSTON, La. – The Nevada softball team got another complete-game Mallary Darby and won its fourth-straight game with a 5-1 victory in the opening game of a three-game set at Louisiana Tech on Friday.
The win moves Nevada’s record to 20-30 overall and 8-8 in Western Athletic Conference play. Louisiana Tech fell to 19-27 and 6-9. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday with the first game at 11 a.m. (Pacific).
Darby (10-14) went the distance, scattering five hits and giving up just one run while walking one and striking out fifth. It marked Darby’s third straight win and her fifth consecutive complete game.
Nevada jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Karley Hopkins drilled a home run to right to lead off the game. It was the second home run of the year and in as many games for Hopkins.
The Lady Techsters tied it up in the bottom of the inning with a sacrifice fly and the score remained tied until the fifth.
With one out, Caylin Campbell reached on an error and Hopkins follows with a single to left. Chelsea Barilli then walked to load the bases. Lauren Lastrapes broke the tie with an RBI infield single. Sara Parsons then made it a 3-1 game with a sacrifice fly to left. Megan Fincher connected on an RBI single before Sam Puzey hit an RBI double and when the dust settled, Nevada had a 5-1 lead.
Darby only allowed a walk and a double over the final three frames to secure the win.
HOW THEY SCORED
Score by Innings R H E
Nevada.............. 100 040 0 - 5 7 2
Louisiana Tech...... 100 000 0 - 1 5 2
Hopkins, K homered to right field, RBI (1-2 KFBF). Barilli, C out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-0 B). Lastrapes, L grounded out to 2b (2-2 KSFBB). Parsons, S lined out to lf (2-2 KFBBF). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Louisiana Tech 1st
Kipp, Erin singled to second base (2-2 BBKK). Krueger, Ama flied out to cf to left center (1-1 BK). Frandrup, Ja singled up the middle, advanced to second on the throw (3-2 BBBKK); Kipp, Erin advanced to third. Goff, Melani flied out to lf, SF, RBI (0-2 FF); Frandrup, Ja advanced to third; Kipp, Erin scored. Knowles, Meg popped up to ss (3-2 BBSBF). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Kipp, Alayna to c for Allday, Rach. Godwin, Jani to lf. Venable, C grounded out to 3b (0-1 K). Campbell, C reached on an error by 2b (1-0 B). Hopkins, K singled through the left side (2-1 BFB); Campbell, C advanced to second. Barilli, C walked (3-2 BKBKBB); Hopkins, K advanced to second; Campbell, C advanced to third. Lastrapes, L singled to second base, RBI (0-0); Barilli, C advanced to second; Hopkins, K advanced to third; Campbell, C scored, unearned. Parsons, S lined out to lf, SF, RBI; Hopkins, K scored, unearned. Fincher, M singled through the left side, RBI; Lastrapes, L advanced to third; Barilli, C scored, unearned. Puzey, S doubled, RBI; Fincher, M advanced to third; Lastrapes, L scored, unearned. Seidel, E fouled out to 1b (1-2 FBK). 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.