Softball Beats Northern Iowa; Falls to Boston College

HAYWARD, Calif. The Nevada softball team split a pair of games at the National Invitational Softball Tournament on Friday.

In the opening game, Nevada dropped a 2-0 decision to Boston College. The Wolf Pack had six hits against the Eagles but couldn’t push any runs across to support senior starter Jordan McPherson. Nevada gave up two runs in the sixth inning for the lone scoring in the game.

Sophomore Sam Bias went 2-for-3 in the game to tie the program record for a 15-game hitting streak. She matched Kym Silagyi’s streak from a year ago. But the streak came to an end in Nevada’s second game of the tournament a 4-3 win over Northern Iowa as Bias went 0-for-3 in the victory.

Sophomore Katie Holverson got the complete-game victory to improve to 6-4 on the season. She struck out six and walked two while giving up three runs on nine hits.

Freshman Noelle Micka delivered the big blow a two-run home run (her third of the season) while Kelsey Starr and Britton Murdock each had an RBI in the game.

Nevada will continue play in the tournament on Saturday against Tennessee State and Cal.