Pack Welcomes LA Tech to Hixson Park
RENO, Nev. - In its second Western Athletic Conference series of the year, the University of Nevada softball team will play three games against Louisiana Tech at Hixson Park this weekend. Nevada will take on the Lady Techsters Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. in a doubleheader.
It will be Military Weekend at Hixson Park, as the Wolf Pack welcomes anyone with valid military identification into the games for free.
Nevada enters its second WAC series of 2011 with a 9-20 overall record (0-3 WAC), coming off three losses against Boise State, in Boise, Idaho, last weekend.
The Wolf Pack is 20-8 all time against La Tech, meeting them three times in conference play last season.
The Nevada offense has come alive in recent weeks, led by seniors Danielle Patrick and Britton Murdock.
In the last 13 games, Patrick has hit .392 with 23 RBI's and five round-trippers, raising her average to .330 and her slugging percentage to .602. Murdock has slammed 24 hits in the same span, including six doubles and a triple. Her .513 batting average and .520 on-base percentage over that time are team highs.
During the same time, Mallary Darby has emerged as Nevada's ace. She has nine wins, with 14 complete games and a 4.64 ERA in 22 starts this season. She no-hit the Boston College Eagles in a 9-0 win, March 6 at the Wolf Pack Classic at Hixson Park.