Nevada Wins Pair In Tuesday Doubleheader

Jodie Valley went 1-for-3 in game two. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
Jodie Valley went 1-for-3 in game two. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)

May 2, 2006

Nevada 2, UC Davis 0 (Game 1)
Nevada 6, UC Davis 2 (Game 2)

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis was swept by Nevada, Tuesday afternoon, in a softball doubleheader at La Rue Field. The Wolf Pack won the first game, 2-0, and outlasted the Aggies, 6-2, in the second game. Roxanne Hannon, Megan De La Hoya and Belinda Paine each collected two hits on the day for UC Davis.

In the first game, Nevada's Jordan McPherson pitched a two-hitter. She took a perfect game into the fifth before Nikki Sheldon singled with one out. The only other hit surrendered by McPherson was a lead-off single by De La Hoya in the seventh. The right-hander pitched to a total of 22 batters, one over the minimum, for the game.

At the plate, the Wolf Pack (26-28) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a two-out single by Brittany Lorenzen. The lead increased to 2-0 in the second when Lorenzen had another two-out single to drive in a run. Lorenzen went 2-for-3 for the game.

Nevada scored two runs in the second inning of game two as Sarah Hunt doubled to drive in the first run. Later in the inning, Cindy Elkins singled down the left field line to make it 2-0. Hunt doubled again in the third inning to drive in two more runs and give Nevada a 4-0 lead. Hunt went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in the second game.

UC Davis (14-34) broke through in the third with a run. Paine led off with a slap-single, and Megan De La Hoya was hit by a pitch. With one out, Hannan capped off an 11-pitch at-bat with a single to right to drive in Paine to pull UCD within 4-1.

The Wolf Pack added two more runs in the fifth on a two-run homer by Candice Rainwater, who also picked up the victory in the circle.



Sheldon drove in the Aggies' other run of the game in the seventh with a one-out sacrifice fly that scored Hannan, who went 2-for-4 in the game. Paine collected two hits in three at bats, as well.

UC Davis is back in action Saturday when it begins a three-game series with Long Beach State. The teams will take part in a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. The series concludes with a single game Sunday at 12 p.m.