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Nevada Softball Comes up Short Against BSU

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The Nevada softball team had the makings for yet another comeback but the four-run deficit proved to be too much as Boise State took the opening game by a score of 8-5 on Friday afternoon. Heading into Saturday’s matchup, the Wolf Pack sits at 26-20 on the season and 11-9 in Mountain West play.

With the two teams going scoreless after the first couple of innings, the Broncos (26-17, 8-11 MW) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the home half of the third inning. The Pack responded though, with three runs of its own in the top of the fourth, which gave Nevada a 3-2 lead.

Junior Erika Hansen wasted no time trying to get runs back for the Pack, as she began the inning with a solo shot over the left field fence for Nevada’s first run of the game. The home run marked Hansen’s team-leading 11th of the season and RBI number 50 on the year. She is now just two RBIs shy from tying Megan Sweet’s single-season RBI record.

After junior Aaliyah Gibson reached base on a fielder’s choice, senior Nikki Orozco continued the top of the fourth by connecting on her third home run of the season to give the Pack its first lead of the game, 3-2. Boise State responded though, tacking on five runs in the bottom of the fourth to reclaim a 7-3 lead.

The Pack never backed down from the challenge, adding a pair of runs in the top of the sixth, courtesy of a pinch-hit single from freshman Mele Tausinga that brought home two runs to trim the Broncos’ lead to just two. Boise fought back in the bottom of the inning with another run to push its lead back to three, which proved to be too much for the Pack as the Broncos took the 8-5 win.

Nevada will be back in action on Saturday for the second game of the three-game series against Boise State. With inclement weather in the forecast, first pitch for that matchup is now slated for 12 p.m. PT.

Nevada Press Release

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