Wolf Pack Set To Host Nevada Classic At Hixson Park

Nevada enters week five of the 2011 season with another home tournament -- the second of three straight weekend tournaments at Hixson Park ... The Wolf Pack will welcome in Florida International (FIU), New Mexico and Boston College for the Wolf Pack Classic ... The round-robin tournament will feature eight games over three days at Hixson Park ... Nevada will play just three games in the tournament, squaring off against Boston College on Friday, FIU on Saturday and New Mexico on Sunday ... FIU will play four games in the event and New Mexico is slated for five games ... After the weekend, Nevada will remain home for the final pre-WAC tuneup as the Wolf Pack will host the Silver and Blue Classic March 18-20 ... Live stats for all eight games are available free at www.nevadawolfpack.com with live video also available for a small fee.

Nevada is picked to finish sixth in the seven-team Western Athletic Conference race  ... No Wolf Pack player was picked to the preseason All-WAC team ... Nevada returned nine players from last year’s team that went 17-28 overall and 4-16 (seventh) in the Western Athletic Conference ... The nine returners include six players who were starters in 2010 in Mallary Darby, Megan Fincher, Lauren Lastrapes, Britton Murdock, Danielle Patrick and Kortnee Wiley ... Nevada has more newcomers (11) than returnering players in 2011 ... The Wolf Pack has two players on its roster who will redshirt this year due to injury in sophomore outfielder Sam Puzey (shoulder) and freshman outfielder Sydney Jones (hip).

There are multiple ways to follow Wolf Pack softball this year. Every home game and select road games are scheduled to have an audio broadcast live on www.nevadawolfpack.com, technology permitting. For home games, a video streaming product is also available this season. 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).
In 2009, Wolf Pack radio debuted on the radio in Northern Nevada and the radio presence continued in 2010. A select number of games will again be broadcast this year on Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM and Chad Hartley will have the call. The regular season broadcast schedule has yet to be finalized. All WAC Tournament and any additional postseason games will also be carried.


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