Nevada 6, UC Davis 4
WOLF PACK SWEEP DOUBLEHEADER FROM AGGIES
DAVIS, Calif. - Katie Holverson earned a three-hit victory and a save, and Nevada combined to score 15 runs en route to a non-conference softball doubleheader sweep over UC Davis Thursday afternoon at La Rue Field. The Wolf Pack got four runs in the seventh inning to win the first game, 6-4, and returned to win the second game, 9-1, in six innings.
UC Davis evens its overall record at 15-15 while Nevada improves to 18-8.
Holverson got the final two outs of the first game to earn her fourth save of the season and held the Aggies to only three hits and one run in the second game to win her eighth game of the year. Sam Bias and Kelsey Starr each had multiple RBIs to lead the way offensively.
Deanna Menapace was the top overall Aggie performer on the day as she went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs in the first game and got a hit in the second game. Sarah O'Neill homered in the fifth inning of game two to account for the only Aggie run. Along with Menapace, Ashley Johnson and Julie Stauder had RBIs in the first game.
The opening game was a tight battle throughout. The Aggies took a lead after the first inning behind an RBI-single from Johnson. Menapace doubled home another run in the third to put UC Davis ahead, 2-1.
With the score knotted at 2-2 heading into the seventh, the Wolf Pack scored four runs to jump ahead 6-2. The Aggies would manage two runs in the bottom half of the inning off a solo home run from Menapace and an RBI from Stauder.
The second game started off as a pitchers dual with starters Holverson and Alex Holmes combining for five strike outs through the first two innings. Nevada would score two runs in the third and fourth innings and four in the fifth inning to jump out to a 8-0 lead. UC Davis got on the board in the fifth off a solo shot from O'Neill, but the Wolf Pack would add another run in the sixth to earn the victory. Kelsey Starr hit an inside-the-park home run to highlight the big fifth inning. Holverson finished with 11 strikeouts.
UC Davis will take next week off for final exams before returning to action on March 23 for the Spring Fling tournament. The Aggies being the tournament in Corvallis with a doubleheader against Oregon State.
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