Nevada Softball Drops Games to Washington, Pacific
March 22, 2006
STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of Nevada's softball team lost to Washington and Pacific Wednesday at the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. With the losses the Pack dropped to 11-19. Nevada fell to Washington 10-2 and lost to Pacific 8-0 in five innings.
In the Pack's first game of the day, Washington took a 2-0 lead after two innings. The Cougar's then exploded for six runs in the fourth, including a grand slam, to take a commanding 8-0 lead.
Brittany Lorenzen (Henderson, Nev.) cut the lead to 8-2 in the fourth with a two-run homerun over the left fiend fence. However, the Cougars added two more runs in the top of the seventh to give Washington a 10-2 win. The Cougars finished the game with 10 runs on 13 hits.
Lorenzen led the Pack offensively with 2 RBI and finished the game 1-for-3. Sara Hunt (Reno, Nev.) and Cindy Elkins (Reno, Nev.) each recorded a double for Nevada. As a team, the Pack recorded four hits by Elkins, Lorenzen, Hunt and Candice Rainwater (Dana Point, Calif.)
Rainwater started at pitcher for Nevada and threw four innings. She allowed eight hits and eight runs (all earned) while recording three strikeouts. Tiffany Hoeft (Redding, Calif.) replaced Rainwater and gave up five hits, two runs (none earned) and struck out one batter.
Washington pitcher Caitlin Noble recorded the win for the Cougars. She threw a two-hitter and recorded six strikeouts. Danielle Lawrie pitched three innings and allowed two hits and two runs (both earned) while striking out seven.
Alicia Matthews recorded the grand slam for the Cougars. She finished the game 2-for-3 with 5 RBI. Four other Washington players each recorded a RBI.
In the second game of the day Nevada fell behind 4-0 in the first inning courtesy of a grand slam by Tiger Kristen Allen. Allen later scored in the fourth to put Pacific up 5-0. The Tigers scored three runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth to record the 8-0 victory.
Pitcher Jordan McPherson (Simi Valley, Calif.) pitched three innings for Nevada allowing five hits and five runs (all earned). She struck out one batter. Hoeft replaced McPherson and gave up four hits and three runs (all earned) in 1.1 innings.
Nevada recorded five hits with Kymberly Silagyi (Chino, Calif.) recording a team-high two hits. Pacific finished the game with nine.
The Pack opens conference play on Friday at Fresno State. Nevada will face the Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Friday and will play a doubleheader Saturday in Fresno.