April 13-14, 2007
WAC Play Versus San Jose State
Christina M. Hixson Softball Park
April 13 Nevada (18-25, 3-6 WAC) vs. San Jose State (18-19, 3-6 WAC), 2 p.m.
April 13 Nevada (18-25, 3-6 WAC) vs. San Jose State (18-19, 3-6 WAC), 4 p.m.
April 14 Nevada (18-25, 3-6 WAC) vs. San Jose State (18-19, 3-6 WAC), 2 p.m.
Coming off a 4-1 weekend at Utah Valley State and Utah State, the Pack will return home to host eight games starting with a three-game conference series against San Jose State. The Pack, who is 6-0 at its new facility, and the Spartans will open the series with a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 2 p.m. before closing out the series with a single game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Prior to the start of the series on Friday, there will be an official opening ceremony for Nevada’s new field, the Christina M. Hixson Softball Park.
Follow the Pack:
All of Nevada’s softball home games will have Live Stats and can be viewed at the following link: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?SPSID=45659&SPID=4094&DB_OEM_ID=10000&LIST_SPORT_ID=4094
Nevada is 18-25 overall and 3-6 in the WAC. The Pack recorded a 4-1 record last week, sweeping a doubleheader at Utah Valley State and winning two of three at Utah State. From March 29 - April 7 Nevada won 10 straight games, setting a program record for longest win streak. Kym Silagyi (seven doubles, 16 RBI ) leads the team with a .354 batting average while Tyler Schafer (two doubles, four RBI) is second with a .338 batting average. In the circle, Jordan McPherson (11-12) has not lost in her last six starts and has a 3.24 ERA this season.
Christina M. Hixson Softball Park Opening Ceremony:
Prior to Nevada’s game with San Jose State on April 13 at 2 p.m., the Pack will honor donors who made the new facility possible. The Color Guard and Alphie will also be in attendance and Nevada outfielder Brittany Puzey will sing the National Anthem before the game.
Nevada in the WAC Stats (as of 4/11):
As a team in overall games, the Pack is fourth in team batting average (.271), fifth in team ERA (3.59) and fifth in team fielding (.950%)...Individually, Brittany Puzey is second in doubles with 13 and third in RBI with 36...Kym Silagyi is second in triples with three while Sam Bias is fourth in homeruns with nine...In individual batting average, Kym Silagyi ranks 10th (.354), while Tyler Schafer (.338) and Sam Bias (.328) are 14th and 15th respectively...Pitcher Jordan McPherson is eighth in ERA (3.24) while Katie Holverson is 11th with a 3.50 ERA.
Nevada vs Opponents:
Nevada is batting .271 to its opponents .296...The Pack has scored 163 runs while its opponents have recorded 194...Nevada has recorded 297 hits to its opponents 345...The Wolf Pack has hit 46 doubles while its opponents have 54...Nevada has recorded 25 homeruns to its opponents 36...The Pack has a .331 on base percentage, while its opponents have a .360 on base percentage...Nevada has a .388 slugging percentage to its opponents .438...In the circle, the Nevada pitchers have a 3.59 ERA to their opponents 3.10...The Pack pitchers have struckout 177 batters while their opponents have recorded 220...Nevada’s pitchers have thrown 277.0 innings to their opponents 280.0.
Nevada has recorded 38 stolen bases on 53 attempts this season, setting a single season program record. The previous single-season mark was 30 stolen bases in 2004 when the Pack reached safely on 30 of its 49 attempts. Jiliane Hartfiel (2004-05) holds the single season record with 14 stolen bases on 19 attempts. Sophomore Kym Silagyi, who led the team in stolen bases (5-9) as a freshman, leads the team this season, reaching safely on seven of her nine stolen base attempts.
Multiple Hit and Multiple RBI Games:
Sam Bias and Brittany Puzey continue to lead the team in multiple hit and multiple RBI games. Kym Silagyi and Tyler Schafer are tied for second in multiple hit games with 11, while Sam Bias is second in multiple RBI games with nine.
Wolf Pack Record Watch:
- Brittany Puzey (36 RBI) is four RBI away from breaking her own record for most RBI in a season. Puzey recorded 39 RBI as a freshman in 2006.
- Sam Bias, who has already set a program record for most homeruns by a freshman, is one homerun away from setting a program record for most homeruns in a season. This season, Bias has hit a team-leading nine homeruns for Nevada, while Puzey has eight.
- As a team, Nevada is two wins away from recording its fifth consecutive season with at least 20 wins.
A Perfect 10:
From March 29 to April 7, Nevada won 10 straight games, setting a program record for most consecutive wins in a season, passing the previous program high of nine wins set during the 2004 season. During this year’s span, as a team the Pack hit .378 and outscored its opponents 65-18. Nevada recorded 104 hits to its opponents 54. Nevada hit 20 doubles, two triples, 59 RBI and recorded a .596 slugging percentage and a .961 fielding percentage. In the circle, the Pack pitchers recorded a 1.46 ERA in 67.0 innings pitched with 51 strikeouts and eight complete games.
Bias Breaks One Record, On Her Way To Another:
Freshman Sam Bias, who has hit nine homeruns this season, set a record for most homeruns by a Pack freshman, passing Lindsey Hall (2003-06) who hit five homeruns as a freshman in 2003. Bias, who hit two homeruns last week, is tied with Jiliane Hartfiel (2004-05) for most homeruns in a season with nine.
Last week’s games marked the second time in as many weeks this season that freshman Kelsey Starr led the starters in batting average for the week. She hit .533 (8-for-15) with two homeruns and did not strike out in 15 at bats. Starr tied her career-high with three hits in Nevada’s 9-0 win over Utah State. For the week of March 29 - April 1, Starr hit .588 (10-for-17) with four doubles and three RBI in six games. She recorded a career-high three hits as she went 3-for-3 with one run and two RBI against St. Mary’s on March 31.
News and Notes:
The Pack is 7-0 when the team scores at least seven runs a game...Kym Silagyi holds the top spot in the career record book for most sacrifice hits with 21, 13 of which she recorded this season...Freshman Sam Bias has the longest current hit streak on the team, 13 games, and is two games away from tying Kym Silagyi for the longest hit streak in program history at 15 games...The Pack has five starters batting at least .300, Kym Silagyi, Tyler Schafer, Sam Bias, Brittany Puzey and Kelsey Starr....Vanessa Briones made her first start of the season, starting as the designated player in Nevada’s road game at Utah State.
Last Time Out:
The Pack recorded a 4-1 record last week, sweeping a doubleheader at Utah Valley State and winning a conference series at Utah State, taking two of three from the Aggies. Nevada ran its win streak to a program-high 10 games before falling to Utah State in the final game of the series on April 7. The Pack recorded seven homeruns in five games last week and hit at least one homer in each game.
Scouting Nevada's Opponent -- San Jose State:
San Jose State (WAC):
All-Time Series: San Jose State leads the all-time series between the two schools 16-10.
Last Meeting: San Jose State swept Nevada 3-0 last season in San Jose, Calif on April 14 and 15. All three of the Spartans wins in 2006 were one-run victories.
A look at San Jose State: The Spartans are 18-19 overall and 3-6 in the WAC this season and are coming off a series sweep at La Tech. Liz Perez leads the team with a .329 batting average while Brittany McConnell (eight doubles, 31 RBI) is second with a .323 batting average. Pitcher Roxanne Bejarano (2.19 ERA, 137.1 IP, 111 SO) is 12-10 for SJSU.
Versus Common Opponents: The Pack and the Spartans have faced three common opponents this season, Northern Colorado, Cal and Hawai`i. SJSU posted a 2-2 record versus Northern Colorado while Nevada went 2-0 against the Bears. Both teams fell to Cal, SJSU lost 9-1 while Nevada fell to the #25 Bears 3-1. The Spartans went 1-2 against nationally-ranked Hawai`i, while the Pack fell in all three games at Hawai`i.
The New Home of Wolf Pack Softball:
**New Photos Were Added on April 2, 2007**
Starting with the Sacramento State doubleheader on March 29, 2007, the University of Nevada’s softball team will have a new home facility. The Wolf Pack will play at the Christina M. Hixson Softball Park which is located adjacent to campus across Evans Avenue from Peccole Park. The Park will feature permanent dugouts with restrooms, two batting cages on Nevada's side and one on the visitors' side, 168 permanent chair backs behind home plate with additional room for lawn chair seating along the first and third base lines. Parking for 168 cars is available adjacent to the facility. While the wiring and plumbing has been installed for a permanent press box, concession stand, ticket booth and restrooms, temporary amenities will be in place for the 2007 season. The field dimensions are 200 feet down the right and leftfield lines, 210 to right and left centerfield and 220 feet to centerfield. The outfield is natural grass while the infield is hilltopper. The 23-acre site is also home to the field events for Wolf Pack women's track and field. Construction photo updates and field renderings are available on the softball page at www.nevadawolfpack.com by clicking on the construction photos link on the right. The 23-acre site is also home to the field events for Wolf Pack women’s track and field.
Christina M. Hixson Softball Park Firsts
Nevada will continue its eight-game home stand, hosting UC Davis in a doubleheader on April 18 at 2 p.m. The Pack will close out its 2007 home schedule on April 20-21, hosting New Mexico State in a three-game WAC series beginning with a doubleheader on April 20 at 2 p.m. Prior to Nevada’s game on April 21, the Pack will honor its two seniors, Tiffany Hoeft-Bass and Amanda Wise.