Micka Extends Hit Streak as Nevada Tops Iona
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Mallary Darby struck out seven as the Nevada softball team won for the seventh time in eight games with a 6-0 win over Iona at the Capital Classic.
Darby improved to 8-5 on the year with the shutout. She did not walk a batter and scattered four hits in earning the victory. Nevada improved to 13-12 on the year going into WAC play next weekend.
Junior Noelle Micka walked in the first inning, and moved to third on a ground ball and a passed ball. Shen then scored on a wild pitch to give Nevada a 1-0 lead.
Micka later collected a couple of singles and extended her hitting streak to 17 games, which matches her career long and is tied for the second longest hitting streak in school history. The record is 20 games, set last year by Brittany Puzey.
In the third, Megan Fincher walked to lead off the inning. After a Kortnee Wiley single, Micka singled to load the bases. Danielle Patrick crushed a two-run single and Bias followed with a two-run double to make it a 5-0 Nevada lead.
The Pack scored once more in the fourth as Wiley doubled with two outs and scored on a single by Micka.
Wiley went 3-for-3 on the day while Micka was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.
Nevada will open WAC play on Friday as Fresno State comes to Reno for a three-game set.