Week five of the 2010 softball season takes the Nevada Wolf Pack over the hill to Sacramento for a doubleheader against Sac State before returning home to host Weber State over the weekend at Hixson Park ... This marks just the second week of the season in which Nevada will not face any ranked opponents ... Rings will be handed out at a ceremony Sunday for the 2009 WAC Champion Wolf Pack team ... The Wolf Pack is 6-10 on the year with nine of those losses coming to teams that are ranked in the Top 25 nationally ... Wolf Pack junior Noelle Micka is riding a team-high eight-game hitting streak ... The Wolf Pack is picked to finish second in this year’s Western Athletic Conference race ... Nevada had three players on the Preseason All-WAC first team in Katie Holverson, Sam Bias and Noelle Micka ... Holverson, last year’s WAC Pitcher of the Year, is on the initial watch list for the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award ... The Wolf Pack returns five position-player starters and both pitchers from last year ... This is the second season under head coach Matt Meuchel ... Last year, the Wolf Pack went 40-19 in 2009 and won the WAC Championship with a 15-5 mark ... Nevada concluded the 2009 season at the NCAA Regional in Palo Alto, Calif.
ABOUT THIS WEEK
Nevada will play five games this week, two against a familiar foe and three against a foe who will become familiar ... The Pack will play a doubleheader at Sacramento State on Wednesday, games originally scheduled for March 3 but pushed back because of weather ... The two teams have met 67 times in history (more than any other rivalry in Nevada history) with the Hornets holding a 38-29 advantage ... Weber State will come to Hixson Park for three games over the weekend ... This marks the first of five games in 2010 against the first-year program from Ogden, Utah ... Nevada will play three games against Weber State this weekend and two more on April 1 in Utah.
There are multiple ways to follow Wolf Pack softball this year. Every game (home and away) is scheduled to have an audio broadcast live on www.nevadawolfpack.com, technology permitting. For home games, a video streaming product is planned this season with audio for select games. For more information, visit NevadaWolfPack.com and select the “Multimedia” tab.
In addition, Live Stats will be available on the Website with game and season updates available on Facebook (Facebook.com/NevadaWolfPack) and Twitter (Twitter.com/NevadaWolfPack).
Last year, Wolf Pack radio debuted on the radio in Northern Nevada and a select number of games will again be broadcast this year. Seven games have already aired with the next scheduled broadcasts coming in April – the Pack’s series at New Mexico State. Nevada’s games in the WAC Tournament and any postseason games will also be carried.
The complete game notes are available via the PDF link above.