Sophomore McKenna Isenberg threw six innings of relief and retired the first 12 batters she faced but it wasn't enough as the Nevada softball team fell to Oregon State, 6-4, in day two of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
Junior Megan Sweet went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI while junior Jasmine Jenkins went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Pack (3-10, 0-0 MW).
Nevada scored first for the second-straight game on a two RBI single from Sweet that gave the Pack an early 2-0 advantage. After the Beavers responded with a two run inning of their own, Nevada regained the lead on an RBI single from Jenkins and a double steal that scored that scored senior Karley Hopkins from third base and made it 4-2 in favor of the Pack.
After coming on in relief for starter Megan Dortch to get three outs in the home half of the first, Isenberg sat down the next nine batters, three by way of the strikeout. It wasn't until the bottom of the fifth where Oregon State plated two runs that tied the game at 4-4.
In the top of the sixth, junior Danielle Wiltz got on base with a walk and went to second on a single by Jenkins. Looking to give the Pack the lead, Wiltz rounded third on a single by Sweet through the right side but was thrown out at the plate for the second out. Freshman Alyssa Mendez grounded out on the following play that ended the Nevada threat.
After the Beavers retook the lead to go up 6-4 in the bottom of the sixth, the Pack tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh with runners on first and second but were unable to get a run across.
In its final day at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, Nevada will take on Syracuse at 11:30 a.m. and Cal State Fullerton at 2 p.m.