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Nevada Softball Falls in Extra Innings to Boise State

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In what turned out to be a seesaw battle in the series finale, the Nevada softball team’s bid for a comeback against Boise State fell short, as the Broncos came away with the 7-5 win in eight innings. Following Sunday’s contest, the Wolf Pack sits at 27-21 on the season and 12-9 in its Mountain West games.

After finding itself trailing for much of the afternoon, Nevada used a three-run top of the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead in the home half of the frame. Freshman Kenzi Goins went a team-high 2-for-3 on the afternoon, including two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Her two-bagger in the seventh brought home both runners on base and tied the score at four a side.

For the second time in as many days, the Pack jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Senior Raquel Martinez reached base on the first pitch of the game and after stealing second base, Goins doubled her home for Nevada’s first run of the game.

The Pack went scoreless over the next three innings and as the Broncos (27-18, 9-12 MW) built a three-run lead during that time, Martinez brought Nevada back to within two, courtesy of her solo home run in the fifth. With the Wolf Pack still within striking distance, freshman Sadaria McAlister led off the seventh with a pinch-hit single to third base.

After junior Erika Hansen drew a two-out walk to put two runners on base, Goins found a gap in right field to score both runners and tie the game at four. Junior Aaliyah Gibson then followed Goins with an extra base hit of her own, as her eighth triple of the season gave Nevada a 5-4 lead.

Boise State responded though, scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings. Unable to plate any runs, the Pack entered the home half of the eighth still tied, 5-5, but a two-run home run from the Broncos gave Boise State the 7-5 win.

Nevada will be back in action May 11-13 to host San Diego State and close out its season inside Hixson Park. All three games of the series can be streamed free of charge on the Mountain West Network.

Nevada Press Release

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