Nevada Rolls Past Portland State in Softball
Junior Megan Sweet finished with a career-high six RBI and a grand slam and classmate Amanda Weis went 1-for-2 with a solo home run as the Nevada softball team topped Portland State, 8-0, on the first day of the Wolf Pack Classic on Friday.
Sophomore McKenna Isenberg (2-8) tossed a complete game shutout for her second-straight win for the Pack (6-18, 0-0 MW). With the win, Nevada successfully avenged its 9-7 loss to Portland State back on Feb. 6 at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
Isenberg blanked the Vikings in the first and second innings before Nevada pieced together a big inning in the bottom of the third. Senior Ashley Butera led off the inning with a single to center field and went to second after sophomore Raquel Martinez was hit by a pitch. After Portland State recorded two quick outs, junior Jasmine Jenkins picked up her second single of the game to load the bases. Sweet stepped to the plate and lifted an opposite-field grand slam to left-center to give Nevada a 4-0 lead.
The next inning, Weis rocketed a solo bomb to right center to extend the Pack's lead to 5-0. Nevada tacked on two more runs on no hits in the bottom of the fifth that made it 7-0 Nevada on a walk and a sacrifice fly from Sweet, her fifth RBI of the game.
Sweet came through again in the bottom of the sixth as the Bakersfield, Calif. native tallied her sixth RBI of the game on a single up the middle that scored junior Danille Wiltz from third and gave Nevada its second consecutive victory in six innings.
Nevada will play two on day two of the Wolf Pack Classic, first the Pack will face St. Mary's at 1 p.m. and Portland State at 3:30 p.m.