May 9, 2012
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Nevada softball team squandered a 6-2 lead and fell 9-6 to San Jose State in the Wolf Pack’s opening game of the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Wednesday at the New Mexico State Softball Complex.
The Wolf Pack (21-35) now falls into the losers’ bracket and will play again Thursday at 6 p.m. (Pacific). Nevada will play the loser of the BYU game tomorrow. Fresno State and Louisiana Tech are playing this evening with the winner advancing to play BYU.
Nevada never trailed in the game until the final play – a three-run walk-off home run by Brianna Lopez with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh inning. San Jose State will take on top-seeded Hawaii Thursday morning.
Nevada was staked to a 2-0 lead when Lauren Lastrapes belted her team-leading seventh home run of the year. That scored two as Karley Hopkins was aboard after a lead-off single.
San Jose State got one back in the bottom of the first but Nevada answered in the top of the second with a two-run double by Hopkins.
After the Spartans scored one more in the bottom of the second to make it 4-2, Nevada came back in the third with two more runs off San Jose State ace Amanda Pridmore to extend the lead to 6-2
But San Jose State scored three times in the bottom of the third to move within one at 6-5.
That was the score until the sixth when Annica Wolfe hit a solo shot to tie it and SJSU would go on to win it in the seventh.
San Jose State had five home runs in the game and got a hit from the leadoff hitter in every inning.
Hopkins and Megan Fincher each had two hits for Nevada while Hopkins and Lastrapes each drove in two runs.
Karlyn Jones (9-6) took the loss in relief of Nevada starter Mallary Darby.
HOW THEY SCORED
Score by Innings R H E
Nevada.............. 222 000 0 - 6 8 0
San Jose State...... 113 001 3 - 9 12 2
Hopkins, K singled to center field (2-1 BBK). Barilli, C out at first 3b to 2b,
SAC, bunt (0-0); Hopkins, K advanced to second. Lastrapes, L homered to left
field, 2 RBI (1-2 SKB); Hopkins, K scored. Parsons, S struck out swinging (0-2
KKFS). Fincher, M singled to left center (1-0 B). Puzey, S struck out swinging
(0-2 SSS). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
San Jose State 1st
Collins singled through the right side (0-1 K). Collins stole second. Cox
fouled out to ss (3-2 KBFBFB). Garcia, J. flied out to cf (2-2 BKBKF). Lopez,
B. singled to center field, RBI (0-0); Collins scored. House reached on a
fielder's choice (0-1 F); Lopez, B. out at second ss unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits,
0 errors, 1 LOB.
Seidel, E struck out swinging (1-2 SSFBS). Venable, C doubled to right center
(0-0). Arciniega, A pinch ran for Venable, C. Campbell, C reached on a fielding
error by 3b (2-2 KBBK); Arciniega, A advanced to third. Hopkins, K doubled to
left center, 2 RBI (1-0 B); Campbell, C scored, unearned; Arciniega, A scored.
Barilli, C struck out looking (1-2 KFBK). Lastrapes, L struck out swinging (2-2
KBKBS). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.
San Jose State 2nd
Venable, C to c for Arciniega, A. Wolfe homered to center field, RBI (0-1 K).
Freitas walked (3-2 BBFFFBB). Freitas out at second c to ss, caught stealing.
Stange grounded out to ss (2-2 BBSS). Garcia, B. fouled out to 1b (1-2 BFF). 1
run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Parsons, S popped up to 3b (1-2 SFFB). Fincher, M singled to left field (0-1
S). Puzey, S struck out swinging (1-2 FBFS). Seidel, E singled to shortstop
(1-1 BK); Fincher, M advanced to second. Seidel, E advanced to second; Fincher,
M advanced to third on an illegal pitch. Venable, C reached on a throwing error
by ss (2-2 SSBBFF); Seidel, E advanced to third; Fincher, M scored, unearned.
Campbell, C singled to left field, RBI (0-0); Venable, C advanced to second;
Seidel, E scored, unearned. Hopkins, K grounded out to p (2-2 KFBFB). 2 runs, 3
hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.
San Jose State 3rd
Collins homered to right field, RBI (0-0). Cox flied out to cf (1-2 FBF).
Garcia, J. grounded out to ss (0-0). Lopez, B. walked (3-0 BBBB). House homered
to left center, 2 RBI (0-0); Lopez, B. scored. Wolfe lined out to lf (1-1 KB).
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
San Jose State 6th
Wolfe homered to left field, RBI (1-1 BK). Freitas grounded out to p (0-2 KF).
Stange popped up to ss (0-0). Schatz pinch hit for Garcia, B.. Schatz singled
to center field (1-0 B). Garcia, B. to ss for Schatz. Garcia, B. stole second.
Collins lined out to p (0-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
San Jose State 7th
Cox doubled to left center (2-1 BKB). Garcia, J. singled to center field (0-1
K); Cox advanced to third. Helm pinch ran for Garcia, J.. Helm stole second.
Lopez, B. homered to center field, 3 RBI (1-1 BK); Helm scored; Cox scored. 3
runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.