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Nevada Softball Falls to San Diego State 9-6

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In a game that featured a two-hour snow delay and a three-run rally from the Wolf Pack in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Nevada softball team could not get by San Diego State as the Aztecs topped the Pack, 9-6, at Hixson Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Freshman Chase Redington (4-8) took the loss for the Pack (12-24, 2-5 MW) after coming on for starter McKenna Isenberg in the top of the fourth inning. At the plate, junior Megan Sweet went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and freshman Jennifer Purcell went 2-for-4 with a double. 

After the Aztecs got on the board first with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, Sweet and junior Amanda Weis led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Senior Ashley Butera walked to load the bases with two out but the Pack could not plate any runs.

The game was delayed in the bottom of the third with Nevada trailing 2-0 and was resumed at 3:45 p.m. Senior Karley Hopkins jumpstarted the Pack after the delay with a single through the left side. Freshman Aaliyah Gibson followed with another single that gave Nevada runners at first and second for Sweet who sent a 1-0 pitch to dead-center field to put the Pack on top, 3-2.

San Diego State responded with a three-run inning in the top of the fourth, and back-to-back two-run frames in the fifth and sixth that put them on top 9-3. 

Nevada would not go down quietly though as junior Jasmine Jenkins lifted a home run to left field that made it a 9-4 ball game in the bottom of the seventh. Sweet followed with a single and went to third after Weis rocketed a double to left field for her second hit of the contest. Purcell then scored Sweet from third on an RBI single that cut the Pack deficit to four, 9-5. With two outs, Butera came through with an RBI single to right field that made it 9-6 in favor of the Aztecs before the Pack rally faltered on a fielder's choice groundout that ended the game.

Due to the snow delay, only one game was played in the scheduled doubleheader, which will be made up tomorrow at 11 a.m. The second game between the Pack and Aztecs will be played shortly after the conclusion of the first contest.

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