Nevada Release

3/30/2016

Freshman Brooke Bolinger threw 6.0 innings of one-run ball while scattering only four hits but it wasn’t enough as the Nevada softball team dropped the rubber match of a three-game series to San Diego State, 1-0, on Wednesday afternoon in San Diego.

Sophomore Jennifer Purcell went 2-for-2 with two doubles for the Wolf Pack (23-7, 4-2 MW) while senior Jasmine Jenkins collected two base hits. For Bolinger it was her 12th complete game of the season which is one shy of tying for 10th in program history for complete games in a single season. Wednesday’s game marked the first time that Nevada had failed to score a run all season.

The Pack tried to rally in the top of the seventh where Jenkins led-off with a single to right. Purcell followed with a walk that put runners at first second before a sacrifice bunt from junior Melissa Arriaga moved both runners into scoring position. But San Diego State starter Alex Formby, like she had done all afternoon, stifled the Nevada rally and recorded the final two outs.

After the Aztecs plated a run in the bottom of the second, Bolinger worked out of a bases loaded jam with no one out to end the inning and did it again in the bottom of the third that kept it a one-run game.

Nevada returns to Reno this week for a three-game series against New Mexico beginning on Friday at 4 p.m.