Nevada Softball Wins San Diego Tournament
Feb. 26, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of Nevada softball team recorded a 1-1 record on the final day of the San Diego Tournament hosted by the University of San Diego. The Pack beat Utah State 8-2 in the first game and lost to San Diego 6-0 in the second game. Nevada (7-8) won the tournament and finished the weekend with a 3-1 record.
The Pack fell behind 1-0 in the first game before a three-run first inning put Nevada back on top 3-1. Freshman Brittany Puzey's (Douglas, Nev.) single scored freshman Kymberly Silagyi (Chino Hills, Calif). Puzey then scored on a wild pitch and senior Brittany Lorenzen (Henderson, Nev.) scored on a sacrifice fly by senior Kari Stockstill (Huntington Beach, Calif.).
In the first game the Pack scored eight runs on 11 hits. Lorenzen and Stockstill each recorded multiple RBIs for Nevada. Lorenzen recorded three while Stockstill recorded two. Puzey and Lorenzen each recorded a game-high two hits. Senior Candice Rainwater (Dana Point, Calif.) recorded a combined 24 putouts during the two games.
Senior Robyn Ford-Feitz (Mission Viejo, Calif.) pitched three and a third innings for Nevada giving up six hits and two earned runs while striking out one. Junior Tiffany Hoeft (Redding, Calif.) recorded the win for the Pack. She pitched three and two third innings while allowing four hits and no runs.
Nevada fell in game two to San Diego, a team the Pack had beaten 9-0 a day earlier. Nevada found itself down 4-0 in the second inning and managed only five hits compared to San Diego's 13.
Freshman Katie Stith (Chino Hills, Calif.) was the only Pack player to record multiple hits with two. She finished the game 2-for-3.
Hoeft took the loss for the Pack. She allowed seven hits and gave up four earned runs while striking out two batters in two innings of work. Sophomore Jordan McPherson (Simi Valley, Calif.) pitched four innings allowing six hits and one earned run.
Nevada will travel to Las Vegas to participate in the Las Vegas Classic March 2-4. The Pack opens tournament play on March 2 with a game against UNLV at 5 p.m.