Nevada Plays Host To Wolf Pack Classic
March 8, 2012
Coming off it's Hixson Park opener on Wednesday against Sacramento State, the Nevada softball team will remain at home as it plays host to the Wolf Pack Classic this weekend. Wisconsin and San Diego will come to Hixson Park for the 10-game event.
Wisconsin and San Diego will square off on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to open the tourney with Nevada then playing San Diego at 12:45 p.m. and the Wolf Pack playing Wisconsin at 3 p.m.
The Badgers and Toreros will play again Saturday at 10:30 a.m. before Nevada takes on Wisconsin at 12:45 p.m. The Wolf Pack will play the Toreros at 3 p.m. on Saturday to conclude the day's action.
On Sunday, Nevada wil play Wisconsin at 9 a.m. and then will play San Diego at 11 a.m.
All of this weekend's games will have GameTracker coverage to go along with video streaming at NevadaWolfPack.com.
ON THE AIR
All Nevada home games will have video streaming available at NevadaWolfPack.com.
The next radio broadcast for the Wolf Pack softball team will be in April when San Jose State comes to Hixson Park for a three-game WAC set.
Nevada went 1-4 last week at the San Diego Classic. Nevada lost three one-run games and beat the host school, San Diego State, before falling on Sunday to Cal Poly.
BUTERA NAMED WAC HITTER OF THE WEEK
DENVER - Nevada's Ashley Butera and Hawai`i's Stephanie Ricketts have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 27-March 4. This is the first-ever honor for Butera and the second of the season and ninth overall for Ricketts.
Butera, a freshman catcher player from Saugus, Calif. (Saugus HS), hit .533 (8-for-15) with a triple and four home runs in five games for the Wolf Pack at the San Diego Classic last weekend. Butera recorded 22 total bases as she had an on-base percentage of .563 and a slugging percentage of 1.467. She drove in seven runs and scored four. Butera started behind the plate all five games and played errorless ball at catcher. In Nevada's win over San Diego State, she started the Wolf Pack comeback with a solo home run in the fourth inning.
Other Hitter of the Week nominees included: Stacie Toney of Brigham Young hit .500 with a pair of doubles and two RBI last week ... Fresno State's Brenna Moss hit .444 with a triple and three RBI ... Jessica Iwata of Hawai`i hit .308 with a double, a home run and seven RBI on the week ... Louisiana Tech's Katelynn Hill hit .375 with two doubles, a homer and five RBI ... Kelsey Dodd of New Mexico State hit .375 with a double, a triple and five RBI on the week ... San Jose State's Michelle Cox hit .429 with a triple and two RBI on the week ... Lindsey Marquez of Utah State had six RBI on the week. Other Pitcher of the Week nominees included: Tori Almond of Brigham Young went 2-0 with a 0.58 ERA and 14 strikeouts ... Fresno State's Michelle Moses went 2-1 with a 1.40 ERA and 26 strikeouts last week ... Michelle Jones of Louisiana Tech posted a 2-1 record on the week ... New Mexico State's Karysta Donisthorpe picked up a pair of wins and had a 0.69 ERA with 12 strikeouts on the week ... Madison Fish of San Jose State went 2-0 with nine strikeouts ... Utah State's Mandy Harmon went 2-1 with 13 strikeouts last week.