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Nevada vs. Penn State
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. Freshman pitcher Katie Holverson (Anthem, Ariz.) picked up her first collegiate win for Nevada Sunday afternoon against Penn State and did so in convincing style as she threw a one-hitter to lead Nevada to a 12-0 run-rule victory over the Nittany Lions at the Palm Springs Classic. With the victory, the Pack improved to 5-10 this season.
The Pack used a balanced offensive attack as nine Nevada players recorded at least one hit during the game as the team scored 12 runs on 13 hits.
By the end of the third inning, the Pack had a 5-0 lead on RBI by freshman Kelsey Starr (Tempe, Ariz.), sophomore Ashley Nichelman (Benicia, Calif.) and three by sophomore Sarah Hunt (Reno, Nev.).
Nevada scored seven runs on seven hits, including a three-run homerun by freshman Sam Bias (Oakley, Calif.) in the fourth inning to seal the five-inning victory. Nevada went through its entire batting order in the inning and sent a total of 13 batters to the plate in the fourth.
Nevada recorded three doubles during the game by sophomores Kym Silagyi (Chino, Calif.), Brittany Puzey (Minden, Nev.) and Nichelman. In addition, three Pack players recorded multiple RBI. Hunt and Bias each ended the game with three, while Puzey recorded two bringing her season total to a team-leading 17.
Penn State pitcher Jenn Reynolds took the loss for the Nittany Lions. She allowed seven hits, two earned runs and one walk in three innings. Holverson did not allow a walk during five innings of work and recorded one strikeout.
Nevada vs. #15 Washington
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. The University of Nevada softball team dropped a 5-2 game to #15 Washington at the Palm Springs Classic Sunday morning.
Washington took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Ashley Charters ledoff the inning with a single and stole second. She advanced to third on teammate Alicia Matthews groundout and scored when Dena Tyson singled to right field.
The Huskies increased their lead to 5-0 by the end of the fifth inning on a grand slam by Tyson who ended the game with a game-high five RBI.
With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Nevada sophomore Brittany Puzey (Minden, Nev.) hit a two-run homerun to center field to close the gap to 5-2 but Washington pitcher Danielle Lawrie struck out the next two Nevada batters to end the game.
Nevada pitcher, junior Jordan McPherson (Simi Valley, Calif.), took the loss for the Pack. She pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up six hits and five earned runs. Senior Tiffany Hoeft-Bass (Redding, Calif.) replaced McPherson and threw the remaining 1 2/3 innings allowing three hits while recording three strikeouts.
Nevada ended the game with seven hits to Washington’s nine. Sophomore Kym Silagyi (Chino, Calif.) went 3-for-3 for Nevada and scored one run, while Puzey went 2-for-4 with one run scored and two RBI.
Nevada will travel to Fullerton, Calif., for the Worth Tournament on March 2-4. The Pack opens tournament play against nationally-ranked Oregon State on March 2 at 9 a.m.