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Nevada Softball Wins in Extra Innings

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 Junior Jasmine Jenkins' RBI single through the left side scored senior Karley Hopkins and served as the game-winning hit for the Nevada softball team as the Wolf Pack topped Idaho State in extra innings, 9-8, on Sunday afternoon at Hixson Park.

Jenkins went 2-for-5 with three RBI, junior Megan Sweet went 2-for-2 including her third home run of the season and sophomore Raquel Martinez, in the first start of her Nevada career, collected two hits and two RBI to lead the offensive attack for the Pack (5-18, 0-0 MW). Sophomore McKenna Isenberg picked up her first win of the season for Nevada after only allowing two earned runs over 7.1 innings of work.

The Bengals struck first on a passed ball in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead but the Pack bats came to life in the bottom of the second. Sweet led off the inning with her third home run of the season to tie the game at 1-1 before freshman Amanda Nicholas and junior Amanda Weis reached base on back-to-back singles. A walk from senior Molly McWilliams set the stage for an RBI single up the middle from Martinez, a Reno native, that gave Nevada its first lead of the ball game, 2-1. Before the third out, Hopkins reached on a fielder's choice to score a run that made it 3-1 Pack.

Idaho State cut the Nevada lead to 3-2 in the visiting half of the third but Nevada responded by pushing two more runs across on a two RBI double from McWilliams to give the Pack its largest lead of the game, 5-2.

With one out in the bottom of the sixth and the Bengals leading 8-5 after piecing together back-to-back three run innings, McWilliams was hit by a pitch and went to second on Martinez's second hit of the day to give the Pack runners at first and second. Junior Danielle Wiltz walked to load the bases before Jenkins delivered a two RBI single to right field that cut the deficit to 8-7. On the very next pitch, Sweet tied the game at 8-8 on a double to right field.

Isenberg picked up a strikeout and only allowed one baserunner in the seventh and eighth innings that set the stage for the game winner in the bottom of the eighth. With one out, Hopkins rocketed a triple to right that put the winning run at third. After a walk from Wiltz, Jenkins came through with a single to give the Pack the 9-8 victory.

Nevada will next host St. Mary's and Portland State in the Wolf Pack Classic which will run from March 13-15. 

Nevada Press Release


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