The Nevada softball team nearly pulled off one its patented comebacks on Sunday afternoon but it was not enough as San Jose State completed the sweep of the Wolf Pack, 12-8, at Hixson Park.

Sophomore Jennifer Purcell hit two home runs with four RBI and senior Megan Sweet went 2-for-3 with three RBI for the Wolf Pack (30-12, 8-7 MW). Sophomore Chase Redington took the loss and is now 5-1 on the season.

After the Spartans took an early 7-0 lead in the top of the fourth, the Pack answered back in the bottom half of the inning. Sophomore Aaliyah Gibson’s single up the middle set the stage for Sweet’s 12th home run of the season that put Nevada on the board, 7-2. Junior Nikki followed the blast with a single up the third, her first hit of the season. Purcell then stepped to the plate and made it a three-run game, 7-4, with a two-run home run to left center.

Redington came on in relief and delivered with a 1-2-3 top of the fifth. The Pack then tacked more runs in the home half of the inning with an RBI single from Orozco and Purcell’s second two-run round tripper of the day, tying the game up at 7-7.

The Spartan bats could not be held at bay for long though as they plated five runs in the top of the sixth to extend their lead to five, 12-7.

Sweet posted her third RBI of the day on a double to left that scored junior Raquel Martinez and made it a 12-8 ballgame. Sweet’s three RBI day now gives her 161 for her career, five shy of Brittany Puzey’s program record of 166.

Nevada hits the road this week to take on Colorado State for a three-game series in Fort Collins starting on Friday, April 29.

Nevada Press Release