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Nevada Softball Loses at Utah State

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Despite another impressive performance from the Wolf Pack offense, the Nevada softball team could not keep Utah State off the board late as the Aggies topped the Pack, 7-6, on Friday afternoon.

The Aggies’ pinch hit two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth served as the game-winner over Nevada (31-15, 9-10 MW). Sophomore Aaliyah Gibson recorded her second-consecutive three-hit game after going 3-for-4 with a solo home run.

The Pack picked up where it left off in the series opener as Gibson drove the second pitch of the game off the scoreboard for her fifth home run of the season.

Another lead-off home run in the top of the second, this time off the bat of senior Amanda Weis, extended the Nevada lead to 2-0. Weis moved into sole possession of fourth place on the Wolf Pack’s all-time home run list on her 25th career blast.

After the Aggies plated two runs in the bottom of the second to tie the score at 2-2, Sweet stepped to the plate with one out in the top of the third. The senior fought off five-straight foul balls in a seven pitch at-bat that ended with a solo home run, giving the Pack a lead again at 3-2.

Isenberg escaped a jam in the bottom of the third and received some breathing room in the top half of the fourth. All with two outs, sophomore Amanda Nicholas worked a walk and advanced to third after back-to-back singles from senior Hannah Harger and Gibson. Junior Raquel Martinez then stepped to plate and was hit by the seventh pitch of the at-bat to score Nicholas and give the Pack a 4-2 lead.

Sweet was the next batter and she ripped a 1-2 pitch to right field that scored Harger and Gibson that made it 6-2. The RBI base hit also broke the program record as Sweet registered her 167th run driven in.

The Aggies then went on to plate five unanswered runs that was capped off by the two-run home run in the bottom of sixth to steal the victory.

The Pack will play its final game of the 2016 season tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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