Softball Sweeps Day Two of the Nevada Tournament

Nevada vs. St. Mary's Box

Nevada vs. Utah Box


RENO, Nev.  The University of Nevada softball team outscored its opponents 18-2 Saturday beating St. Mary’s 13-2 in five innings and Utah 5-0 at the Nevada Tournament.  With the wins, the Pack improves to 13-24 this season.  The Pack has now won five straight games, its longest win streak of the season, and six of its last seven games. 



Nevada vs. St. Mary’s

The University of Nevada softball team recorded a season-high 15 hits and 13 RBI en route to a 13-2 five-inning win over St. Mary’s on the second day of the Nevada Tournament. 


The Pack posted a five-run first inning, including a three-run homerun by Sam Bias. Katie Stith hit an RBI double to centerfield to score Kym Silagyi to put Nevada up 4-0.  Katie Stith scored the final Nevada run of the inning as she scored from second on Sarah Hunt’s double. 


St. Mary’s scored a run in the bottom of the inning as Megan Galloway’s single to leftfield scored Bronwyn Russell.  Nevada added a run in the top of the second as Tyler Schafer drew a walk and advanced to second on Kristin Stith’s sacrifice bunt.  Brittany Puzey’s double scored Schafer to give Nevada a 6-1 lead. 


Sialgyi led off the third inning with a triple to left centerfield and scored on Michelle Beach’s sacrifice hit to second base. 


The Pack exploded for a six-run fourth inning, scoring six runs on six hits.  Puzey recorded an RBI double to score Schafer while Puzey later scored on Silagyi’s single to the shortstop.  Amanda Nims’ sacrifice fly to centerfield scored Bias, while Starr drove in two runs, as she doubled to centerfield to score Vanessa Briones and Sialgyi.  Amanda Wise hit an RBI double to score Starr for Nevada’s final run of the game. 


St. Mary’s added its second run of the game in the bottom of the fourth as Molly Bergeson’s single scored Jenna Smith. 


Katie Holverson picked up the win for the Pack, throwing three innings.  Holverson (6-11) scattered three hits, allowed one earned run, walked two while striking out three.  Tiffany Hoeft-Bass pitched the final two innings of the game, allowing two hits, one run (unearned) while striking out one.  Chelsea Loftis (1-6) took the loss for the Gaels.  She threw 3 2/3 innings, allowing 14 hits and 13 earned runs. 


Nevada ended the game with 15 hits to St. Mary’s five.  Puzey finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, while Starr (one run, two RBI) and Sialgyi (3 runs, 1 RBI) each ended the game 3-for-3.  Bias (2 runs, 3 RBI) finished the game 2-for-4. 



Nevada vs. Utah

The University of Nevada softball team downed the University of Utah, 5-0, to post its second win over the Utes in as many days Saturday afternoon at the Nevada Tournament. 


The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when Michelle Beach hit a single to score Sam Bias, who singled earlier in the inning. 


Nevada scored four runs in the sixth to record the 5-0 win.  Brittany Puzey started the sixth with a double to centerfield and scored after the Pack’s next batter, Bias, doubled to left centerfield.  Bias then scored on a passed ball.  Kym Silagyi scored after an error by the Utah first baseman and Amanda Wise scored Nevada’s fifth run of the game on Kelsey Starr’s sacrifice hit to third base. 


The Pack recorded eight hits in the game, including two by both Bias and Silagyi.  Nevada held the Utes without a hit until the fifth inning and Utah finished the game with three. 


Jordan McPherson picked up the win in the circle for Nevada.  McPherson (7-12) threw a complete game allowing three hits and two walks while striking out eight.  Megan Dryer (12-7) was the losing pitcher for Utah.  She threw five innings, allowing eight hits, three earned runs while striking out five. 


Nevada will closeout play in the Nevada Tournament tomorrow when the Pack faces St. Mary’s at 12:30 p.m.  Utah will play St. Mary’s tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Tournament.  All games are played at the Christina M. Hixson Softball Park.