STOCKTON, Calif. The Nevada softball team picked up its third straight win with a 3-0 victory over Pacific on Thursday at Bill Simoni Field.
Freshman Britton Murdock delivered the offense for the Wolf Pack, slamming a two-run home run in the sixth inning and driving home another RBI in the seventh for Nevada. Senior Jordan McPherson went 6.2 innings for her 11th victory of the season.
Nevada is now 27-13 on the season and will travel to take on Fresno State on Friday in the first of a three-game series.
McPherson gave up seven hits and walked two while striking out seven. The Tigers loaded the bases against McPherson with two out in the seventh inning and coach Michelle Gardner went to the bullpen for sophomore Katie Holverson to face Casey Goldsand, Pacific’s best hitter.
Holverson got Goldsand to pop up to shortstop for the final out of the game and her fifth save of the season and of her career. Her five career saves ties McPherson for the school’s career record.
Murdock finished the game 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI. Tyler Schafer, Brittany Puzey, Kym Silagyi, Vanessa Briones and Danille Patrick each collected a hit in the game.