Softball Beats BC, Claims NIST Title

HAYWARD, Calif. The Nevada softball team won the National Invitational Softball Tournament with a 9-1 victory over Boston College in five innings on Sunday.

The Wolf Pack went 4-1 in the tournament and won the event by virtue of its win over Cal on Saturday as the Bears also went 4-1.

Nevada has now won four games in a row and is 16-8 overall.

Katie Holverson tossed a two-hitter on Sunday and improved to 7-3 with the victory. She struck out three, walked two and allowed just one earned run.

Nevada struck first as freshman Noelle Micka doubled in the first inning and later scored on an RBI single by Britton Murdock.

The Wolf Pack broke things wide open in the fourth inning as Nevada plated eight runs on five hits and two Eagle errors. Katie Stith delivered a two-run single and Micka later connected on a three-run homer, her second of the tournament.

Micka hit .462 in the tournament with two doubles, two homers, five runs and nine RBI.

Nevada returns to action on Thursday with a doubleheader at UC Davis. The Pack then travels to Sacramento for the Capital Classic starting on Friday.