Putting up 14 runs on Sunday afternoon, Nevada (18-17, 8-10 MW) topped New Mexico (16-19, 7-11 MW) to take the series from the Lobos with a 14-8 victory. The Wolf Pack put up a season-high seven runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by Otis Statum Jr.’s first-career grand slam.
Tyler Bosetti notched four hits on the afternoon, the first member of the Pack to do so this year and a career-high for the sophomore. The Pack used four pitchers, with Jake Jackson earning the start and going four innings.
Dillan Shrum notched his team-leading eighth home run of the season in the fifth inning, and leads the Mountain West with six jacks in conference play. He gave Nevada a 6-1 lead, after New Mexico scored the first run of the game in the first frame.
The seven-run sixth inning began with a Shrum RBI-single, tallying his team-high third RBI on the day. Weston Hatten was then walked with the bases loaded, followed by Bosetti singling through the left side to score two.
Statum Jr. then came up and belted his second home run of the season, a towering shot over the left-field wall to score four for Nevada. The Pack took a 14-3 lead into the seventh.
The Lobos chipped away in the seventh and ninth, plating five more but they did not come close to catching Nevada. The Pack took four out of six games from the Lobos this season to take both series.
Nevada wason the road at the University of San Francisco on Tuesday.
Softball team rallies late to top Fresno State
After a tied ballgame through seven innings, the Nevada softball team came out on top with four runs in the eighth to take the final game of the series from Fresno State, 5-1. The Pack is now 22-16, 7-5.
Kendall Fritz tossed a complete game, one-run game with four strikeouts to get the win. The freshman is now 9-6 on the year and threw her tenth complete game of the season. She now has 104 K’s on the year and is second in the Mountain West.
Ashley Salausa had the hot bat in the game, going 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a single in the top of the fourth. The sophomore also scored two runs and was intentionally walked twice in later innings of the game. Sadaria McAlister, Dallas Millwood and Haley Burda all recorded single hits with both McAlister and Millwood hitting for extra bases.
Fritz and the defense held on in the bottom of the eighth to keep the Bulldogs from getting into scoring position and ended the game with a 5-1 extra inning win.
Next up for the Pack is a three-game home series against Colorado State beginning tomorrow.