Nevada Downs Utah Valley State, 14-6
April 3, 2005
RENO, Nev. - Nevada (13-20) fell behind 5-0 in the second inning but scored seven of their own in the third and added seven more in the final three innings, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth, to seal the eight-run rule in taking a 14-6 decision over Utah Valley State College here Sunday. Nevada captured the consolation title of their own Nevada Softball Tournament with win in going 2-3 over the three days.
Kari Stockstill and Kristin Stith were each 2-3 with four RBI and Jiliane Hartfiel was 1-3 with a two-run home run to lead Nevada. Jordan McPherson came on in the second and pitched five innings in allowing three hits and two runs to get her fifth win for the Pack. Jackie Roberts took the loss in one-and-one-third innings in allowing five runs for Utah Valley State.
In the crucial third inning, Nevada scored when Kristin Stith scored on a fielding error by Lizzie Hagen at second. Cindy Elkins doubled home Kaycee Wilcks, who had reached first on the error. Hartfiel homered, scoring Wilcks, and then then Brittany Lorenzen singled and three straight walks led to another run. Kristin Stith then hit a two-run double to complete the scoring in the third inning.
Rachel Hartgrove was 3-4 with two RBI, including a home run, to lead Utah Valley State.
In the championship game to lead off the day, McNeese State (20-24) outlasted Pacific (18-15) in eight innings, winning 8-7 in using the tie-breaker rule with each team placing the previous inning's last out on second base. Pacific scored four in the top of the seventh to send it into extra innings, after holding McNeese State scoreless in the bottom of the seventh.
Nicole Edlund doubled home her sister, Tonya, for the 8-7 win in the bottom of the eighth inning. Jana Jones was the winning pitcher and Alyce Jorgensen was the loser in one inning of relief. McNeese State went 5-0 in the tournament and Pacific finished 3-2.
Named to the all-tournament team were Rachel Hartgrove of Utah Valley State College; Kaycee Wilcks, Brittany Lorenzen and Jiliane Hartfiel from Nevada; Lizzie Hagen, Jennifer Curtier and Brandi Gordon of Pacific; Meghan Novak, Tonya Edlund, Jana Jones and Courtney Parks from McNeese State. Parks was named the tournament MVP.
Nevada heads to Louisiana Tech for three WAC games this Friday and Saturday. The Pack returns home April 16 and 17 to host Utah Valley State College for three non-conference games in those two days at Idlewild Park.
Line Score: Game 33 (April 3, 2005, Reno, Nev.)
Nevada 14, Utah Valley State 6
R H E
Utah Valley St. 050 001 6 7 3
Nevada 007 124 14 12 1
Winner - McPherson (5-5). Loser - Roberts (5-8). E - Hartgrove, Weiling, McPherson. LOB - UVSC 8, NEV 4. Time - 2:00. Attendance - 105. HR - Hartgrove, Hartfiel (8). Nevada won in the sixth on the eight-run rule.