The softball team participated in the UCLA tournament in California this past weekend, where they went winless through the three days of competition.
Nevada got off to a slow start to the tournament on Feb. 11. In their first game that day, the team faced UC San Diego, losing 2-10. The Wolf Pack started the game off by earning two runs off singles by first baseman Sam Oliver and second baseman Aaliyah Jenkins. However, this performance would not sustain. The Tritons would proceed to score 10 unanswered runs off of three home runs, a sac bunt, and a fielder’s choice RBI.
In their second game of the day, Nevada took on number three ranked UCLA, losing again 0-12. After only allowing one run in the first inning, the Pack gave up nine runs off of two doubles (four RBIs), a single (one RBI), a home run (three RBIs), and a throwing error (one RBI). In comparison, the team only produced two hits in the game.
On day two of the tournament, Nevada had a double header against California State University, Northridge. The team was able to keep the score close in both games, staying within one run for the majority of the innings. However, due to a wild pitch in the end of the first game and a throwing error in the second, the Wolf Pack lost both games 1-2 and 2-3 respectively, moving to 0-4 in the tournament.
The Wolf Pack finished the tournament on Feb. 13, where they took on Loyola Marymount University. In the first inning, Nevada allowed a five run two-out rally: giving up one run off a double, two off a single, and two off a throwing error before closing out the side. The team was able to put up a couple runs later in the game, but LMU answered back with their own and then some. In the end, Nevada lost 2-10.
After the tournament, the Wolf Pack moves to 0-5 to start their season. The next time the softball program will play will be Feb. 18-20, where they will go to Melissa, Texas to participate in the North Texas Tournament.
Derek Raridon can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush