Jones Tosses Three-Hit Gem as Pack Sweeps Hornets

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RENO, Nev. – Karlyn Jones tossed a three-hit shutout in game one and Nevada came back in game two for a doubleheader sweep over Sacramento State on Wednesday at Hixson Park.

The wins push Nevada’s record to 14-9 overall while Sac State falls to 8-12.

In the first game, Jones (3-2) struck out eight and did not walk a batter while scattering three hits in her best performance of the season. She saw plenty of offense from the Pack lineup as Nevada put up six runs in the second inning and three more in the third as Nevada cruised to the win.

Hannah Harger, Erin Jones and Jasmine Jenkins all had RBI singles in the big second inning with the big blow – a three-run double – coming off the bat of Ashley Butera.

In the third, Megan Sweet doubled in two more runs and Jones delivered another RBI single to give Nevada all the offense it would need.

In game two, the Pack spotted the Hornets a pair of runs in the second inning as it fell behind, 2-0.

That score held until the fourth when Nevada pushed four runs across on just one hit as the Hornets’ Jennifer Hartman struggled with control. Sara Parsons, Nikki Orozco and Danielle Wiltz all drew bases-loaded walks to produce three of the runs and Harger bunted in another.

That was enough for Megan Dortch to earn her fifth win of the year.

Nevada remains at home for the Wolf Pack Classic beginning Friday at Hixson Park. First pitch of the tournament is at 1 p.m. and all seven games will be broadcast at on the Mountain West Network.