Nevada Drops Two To WAC-Leading Fresno State
May 6, 2005
RENO, Nev. - Nevada battled back and gave 16th-ranked Fresno State a run for their money in the second game of a WAC double-header in losing 5-3 after dropping game one handily, 14-0, here Friday at Idlewild Park.
In the opening contest, Fresno State took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and added three runs in the third and scored one in the fifth to lead 6-0. An eight-run seventh inning blew the game wide open as they had 13 hits in the contest while allowing just four for the Wolf Pack in taking the game, 14-0.
Nevada was plagued by errors, committing four in game one and three in game two.
Fresno State had three home runs in game one with Kristin Sylvester and Jenna Cervantez each notching three RBI and Nichole Willis adding two. Jamie Southern picked up her 23rd win in 26 decisions with the four-hit shutout.
Jordan McPherson was the starter and took the loss, falling to 11-9, in allowing five runs, two of them earned, in three innings of work. Tiffany Hoeft pitched three-and-two-thirds innings in allowing eight hits and eight earned runs. Robyn Ford-Feitz pitched one-third of an inning and allowed one hit and one earned run.
In the second game, Fresno State went up 2-0 in the first inning but Nevada answered with one of theire own in the second. The Bulldogs added two in the third to make it 4-1 but Nevada closed the gap with two in the third, making it 4-3.. Fresno added an insurance run in the fourth and the rest of the game was scoreless.
Candice Rainwater and Kristin Stith each had two hits , Lindsey Hall added two RBI and Ashley Ablahani had the other RBI for the Pack. McPherson went the distance in allowing 12 hits and five runs, four of them earned, in falling to 11-10. Amanda Nesbitt took the win (8-5) while Southern added her third save of the year.
Nichole Willis had two home runs on the day, one in each game. She had two RBI in game two and Christina Clark had a solo home run and two hits while Kristy Villasenor and Leticia Pacheco each had two hits for the Bulldogs in the second game.
The two teams play a single-game Saturday at 2 p.m. at Idlewild Park. Admission is free for Nevada softball.
Line Score: Game 48 (May 6, 2005, Reno, Nev.)
Fresno State 14, Nevada 0 R H E
Fresno St. 203 010 8 14 13 1
Nevada 000 000 0 0 4 4
Winner - Southern 23-3. Loser McPherson 11-9. Time - 1:45. Attendance: 112. E - Clark, Wise, Schafer, Rainwater, Elkins. HR - Willis, Donaldson, Cervantez.
Line Score: Game 49 (May 6, 2005, Reno, Nev.)
Fresno State 5, Nevada 3 R H E
Fresno St. 202 100 0 5 12 1
Nevada 012 000 0 3 7 3
Winner - Nesbitt. Loser McPherson 11-10. Save -Southern 3rd. Time - 2:10. Attendance - 112. HR - Clark, Willis.