Softball Suffers 11-2 Loss To Oklahoma

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. Nevada gave up four runs in the first inning to Oklahoma and was never able to recover in suffering an 11-2 loss in six innings to the Sooners.

No. 17/19 Nevada dropped its third straight and fell to 7-5 on the year. No. 8/4 Oklahoma improved to 11-2. The Wolf Pack will be back in action at 8 p.m. today against Maryland.

Oklahoma got on the board early, scoring four runs three earned off Nevada starter Katie Holverson. Freshman Mallary Darby came on in relief and got Nevada out of the jam and stabilized the game for the next few innings.

That allowed the Pack bats to wake up. After a pair of hits off D.J. Mathis in the top of the first, Nevada was hitless until the fifth inning. That’s when Noelle Micka drew a two-out walk and then scored on a double by Kym Silagyi. Brittany Puzey followed with a base hit to right to score Silagyi and cut Oklahoma’s lead to 4-2.

But the Sooners came back in the bottom of the inning as Katie Norris hit a three-run home to make it 7-2. Wendy Trott hit a solo home run in the sixth to make it 8-2 and Samantha Ricketts added a three-run shot to end the game.