Nevada Softball Beats Jacksonville in Extra Innings
March 17, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The University of Nevada's softball team scored three runs in the eighth inning to secure a 3-0 victory over Jacksonville in the Pack's opening game of the Capital Classic in Sacramento, Calif. With the win over Jacksonville, the Pack improved to 11-14 while the Dolphins fell to 15-18.
In the top of the eighth inning, Amanda Wise (Galt, Calif.), who was placed on second base at the start of the inning, advanced to third on Cindy Elkins' (Reno, Nev.) sacrifice bunt. Sarah Hunt (Reno, Nev.) hit an RBI single to center to score Wise. Kymberly Silagyi (Chino, Calif.) singled to center and reached second base on a Jacksonville error, scoring Hunt. Brittany Puzey (Carson City, Nev.) hit an RBI single to score Silagyi and Puzey was thrown out at second to end the inning.
The Pack finished the game with six hits. Silagyi recorded two while Tyler Shafer (Star, Idaho), Brittany Lorenzen (Henderson, Nev.), Puzey and Hunt each recorded one.
Nevada pitcher Jordan McPherson (Simi Valley, Calif.) threw all eight innings for the Pack. She allowed just two hits while striking out 12 Jacksonville batters. McPherson struck out all three batters in the bottom of the eighth to end the game.
Dolphin pitcher Katie Dobson tossed the eight innings for Jacksonville. She gave up six hits, three runs (two earned) while striking out just two Nevada batters.
The first round games of the tournament were cancelled due to field conditions. Nevada was scheduled to play Long Island University earlier in the day, however, heavy rain Thursday night caused poor field conditions and forced the cancellation of all of the first round games.
The Pack continues play in the Capital Classic tomorrow. Nevada will face Iowa at 10 a.m. and Columbia at 3 p.m.