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Nevada Splits Day at Mary Nutter Classic

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Nevada Release
2/20/2015

Despite a gutsy performance from senior Megan Dortch, the Nevada softball team dropped an extra innings battle against Maryland as the Terrapins topped the Wolf Pack, 4-3, on Friday in the Pack's second game in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. In its first game, Nevada fell to Utah, 11-0.

Dortch (1-2) shutout the Terps for 7.2 innings before surrendering three runs in the bottom of the seventh and the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Seniors Ashley Butera and Molly McWilliams and junior Danielle Wiltz each tallied RBIs for the Pack (3-9, 0-0 MW).

Nevada struck first in the top of the second. After a lead-off double put junior Amanda Weis at second, Wiltz sent her home on an RBI single up the middle to give the Pack an early 1-0 lead. 

With one out in the top half of the third, freshman Alyssa Mendez got on with a double and scored on another double from senior Ashley Butera that made it 2-0 Nevada. After Maryland recorded the second out of the inning, sophomore Raquel Martinez, who went in to pinch run for Butera, came home on an RBI single from senior Molly McWilliams to extend the Pack lead to 3-0.

Dortch only allowed one Maryland base runner in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and posted two of her four strikeouts in the span.

In Nevada's first game, after the Utes pushed across two in the bottom of the first, Utah added another run in the bottom of the second to give themselves a 3-0 lead before Isenberg settled down and struck out Utah's No. 3 hitter and induced the cleanup hitter to fly out to right field to end the threat.

Isenberg blanked Utah in the third and third baseman Alyssa Mendez reached base in the visiting half of the fourth inning. Despite the Pack's first base runner of the afternoon, Nevada could not capitalize before giving up eight Utah runs in the bottom of the fourth that gave the Utes an 11-0 lead.       

The Pack will be back tomorrow for a single game against Oregon State at 12 p.m.

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