Softball Pulls Near Upset of Top-10 Aggies
Feb. 10, 2006
Tempe, Ariz. - The University of Nevada softball team took two losses in the opening day of the Kajikawa Classic Friday, hosted by Arizona State at the Tempe Sports Complex in Tempe, Ariz. Nevada fell to 0-2 on the season losing to No. 6 Texas A&M 5-4 and host Arizona State 7-0.
The Wolf Pack started out strong against the defending Big 12 champion Aggies when senior Candice Rainwater (Dana Point, Calif.) put up the first two runs of the game with a homerun straight out centerfield. Texas A&M then took the lead in the fourth inning after scoring one in the third and two in the fourth, but the Pack wasn't done yet.
In the sixth inning, the Pack slapped another two-run homer, this time it was fellow senior Brittany Lorenzen (Henderson, Nev.) who score the two RBI. With the game tied at four, A&M's Megan Gibson went deep and despite freshman Sarah Hunt (Reno, Nev.) getting in scoring position on a double in the bottom of the seventh, Nevada couldn't pull it out.
The strong play against the No. 6 team in the nation seemed to take the energy out of the Wolf Pack's game as the dropped the night game to the hosting Sun Devils 7-0, in a run rule after the fifth inning.
Nevada will continue to face tough opponents when it plays No. 9 Stanford, the defending Pac-10 champs, and Wisconsin on Saturday. The Pack plays the Cardinal at 9 a.m. and the Badgers at 2 p.m.