AT THE WAC TOURNAMENT
Nevada is the No. 1 seed at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, which begins Wednesday at the University of Hawai`i in Honolulu. On Thursday, the Wolf Pack will take on the winner of Wednesday’s game between No. 6 San Jose State and No. 7 Utah State.
All of Nevada’s games will be available via LiveStats on www.NevadaWolfPack.com. Additionally, the WAC has partnered with JumpTV Sports to provide streaming of all of the tournament games on www.WAC.tv. The tournament package is $15.95 and it includes on-demand viewing of any game of the tournament. More info is available at that Web site.
The Wolf Pack softball team is coming off the best regular season in school history. Nevada went 40-14 and won its first Western Athletic Conference regular season title with a 16-2 mark. The Pack set school records for victories and WAC victories this year. Nevada has won a school-record 12 straight games heading into the WAC Tournament.
Nevada is nationally ranked and has eight wins over five ranked opponents. That includes a historic 1-0 upset over then-No. 1 Arizona at the Kajikawa Classic hosted by Arizona State, a series win (2-of-3) at then-No. 10 Fresno State the historic sweep over then-No. 15 Hawai`i.
Nevada returned the bulk of last year’s team that went 28-31 overall and came within a game of making it to its second-straight NCAA Tournament. Nevada brought back 15 letterwinners, all eight starters and its top two pitchers from last year’s team. Senior pitcher Jordan McPherson was named the Preseason Pitcher of the Year in the Western Athletic Conference this season. She was joined on the All-WAC Preseason Team by junior outfielder Brittany Puzey, who was an All-West Region selection in 2007. The Pack added four freshmen to the mix this year and the other newcomer is senior pitcher Richelle Villescas, a transfer from Temple. The Pack is coached by Michelle Gardner in her sixth year overall and at Nevada.
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