Silagyi Gives Nevada Extra-Innings Win Over Oregon
RENO, Nev. Kym Silagyi’s eight-inning double scored Noelle Micka to give Nevada an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Oregon on Saturday in the Wolf Pack Classic.
The victory moved Nevada to 14-9 overall on the year and was the Wolf Pack’s 16th straight victory at Hixson Park. Oregon fell to 8-15.
Nevada trailed three different times in the game, falling behind 4-0, 6-4 and 7-6 before scoring twice in the bottom of the eighth to win it.
Britton Murdock went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI while Danielle Patrick drove in a pair of runs in the game.
Silagyi’s heroics made a winner out of Katie Holverson, who tossed three innings in relief of Mallary Darby to get the win and improve to 8-6 on the year.
In other games during the day, Pacific beat Southern Utah 3-0 and Southern Utah beat Oregon 10-5. The tournament concludes on Sunday as Nevada will play a pair of games against Southern Utah. First pitch of the first game is set for 11 a.m.
Darby and Oregon’s Mikayla Endicott each pitched three scoreless innings to start the game. Kelsey Chambers’ three-run home run in the fourth inning gave Oregon the lead. Lindsey Chambers followed with a solo shot to give Oregon a 4-0 lead. Those were the first runs given up by Darby since Feb. 24 against Sacramento State, a span of 20 inning.
Nevada tied it in the bottom of the sixth inning with four runs on four hits. Brittany Puzey led off with a double and Britton Murdock got Nevada on the board with a triple to right field. After Kelsey Starr walked, Sam Bias knocked an RBI single, plating Murdock. After a strikeout and a groundout that moved Bias to second and Starr to third, Patrick singled up the middle to score both runners, her fifth and sixth RBIs of the tournament.
But Oregon scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to go up 6-4.
In the bottom of the seventh, Nevada loaded the bases with nobody out. Puzey singled up the middle and then Murdock and Starr reached on back-to-back infield singles. After Bias struck out, Sarah Hunt drew a walk to force one run in. Michelle Beach then plated Murdock with a sacrifice fly to tie the game. But Patrick struck out and the game went into extra innings.
With the international tie-breaker rule in effect, each team had a runner placed on second to start the eighth inning. Oregon scored on an RBI single from Sari-Jane Jenkins.
In the bottom of the eighth, Patrick was placed on second to start the inning. Micka reached on a bunt single that moved Patrick to third. Patrick scored on a wild pitch before Silagyi’s double to the fence.
The Wolf Pack Classic will conclude on Sunday with Nevada playing Southern Utah twice. First pitch of the first game is scheduled for 11 a.m.