BOX SCORE - Game 3
Texas Tech 11, Nevada 1
BOX SCORE - Game 4
Utah 10, Nevada 6
Nevada vs. Texas Tech
TEMPE, Ariz. The Texas Tech Red Raiders left the University of Nevada softball team still searching for its first win of the season. The Red Raiders handed the Wolf Pack an 11-1 five-inning loss on Saturday at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. Nevada fell to 0-3 on the year while Texas Tech improved to 3-1.
Red Raider Jennifer Corkin hit two home runs on the day including a grand slam in the second inning to give Texas Tech a 7-0 lead going into the third inning. The Red Raiders scored three runs in the third and added its last run of the game in the top of the fifth.
Senior Amanda Wise (Galt, Calif.) scored Nevada’s lone run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Wise reached on a fielder’s choice and sophomore Sarah Hunt’s (Reno, Nev.) single advanced Wise to second. An error by the Texas Tech catcher allowed Wise to score.
Texas Tech recorded 14 hits in the game while the Pack finished with three. Corkin recorded a game-high six RBI for the Red Raiders, while Corkin and Ashley Parker each recorded three hits. Junior Tyler Schafer (Starr, Idaho), freshman Kelsey Starr (Tempe, Ariz.) and Hunt each recorded a hit for Nevada. Both teams committed two errors.
Junior pitcher Jordan McPherson (Simi Valley, Calif.) got the start for Nevada. She pitched one inning, allowed six hits and five earned runs while recording two strikeouts. Senior Tiffany Hoeft-Bass (Redding, Calif.) replaced McPherson in the second inning. She threw four innings and gave up eight hits, four earned runs and struck out four. Sarah Losleben got the win for Texas Tech pitching four innings allowing two hits and recording six strikeouts.
Nevada vs. Utah
TEMPE, Ariz. The University of Nevada softball team scored a season-high six runs but it was not enough as the Pack fell 10-6 to the University of Utah at the Kajiwaka Classic Saturday night in Tempe, Ariz. The Wolf Pack fell to 0-4 this season while the Utes improved to 1-2-1.
Utah got on the board first and scored one run in the first inning. However, Nevada took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning when sophomore Kym Silagyi (Chino Hills, Calif.) singled and then stole second base. Fellow sophomore Sarah Hunt (Reno, Nev.) reached on an error and both runners stole a base as Silagyi advanced to third and Hunt to second. Silagyi scored on an error by the Utah catcher and Hunt scored on freshman Kelsey Starr’s (Tempe, Ariz.) RBI single to the shortstop.
Utah responded and scored nine runs over the next five innings including a six-run sixth inning in which Utah player Kara Foster hit a grand slam. The Wolf Pack went down in order in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Nevada scored two runs in the sixth, on sophomore Brittany Puzey’s (Minden, Nev.) two-run homerun, and added two more in the seventh inning on RBIs by Silagyi and freshman Sam Bias (Oakley, Calif.) but it wasn’t enough as the Utes held on for the 10-6 win.
Freshman pitcher Katie Holverson (Anthem, Ariz.) started the game for the Pack and pitched five innings. She allowed nine hits and six earned runs and struck out three. Junior Jordan McPherson (Simi Valley, Calif.) pitched two innings, allowed two hits, one earned run and struck out three. Meghan Dyer pitched a complete game for the Utes, allowed six hits, four earned runs and struck out 16.
Nevada finished the game with six hits compared to Utah’s 11. Silagyi led Nevada with two hits while Puzey recorded a team-high two RBI. Foster recorded a game-high four RBI for Utah. The Wolf Pack finished the game with three errors, Utah with two.
Nevada will play its final game in the Kajikawa Classic Sunday afternoon when the Pack faces No.3 UCLA at noon PT. Live stats for the game will be available at nevadawolfpack.com.