LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Nevada softball team put up a nine-run second inning and freshman McKenna Isenberg got the Wolf Pack out of a bases-loaded jam in the third as Nevada went on to an 11-2 run-rule win over Hawaii at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas.
The win was Nevada’s sixth in its last seven games as the Wolf Pack is now 8-2 on the year.
Nevada sent 14 batters to the plate in the second and freshman Nikki Orozco delivered the first blow – a three-run home run to give Nevada the lead. Jasmine Jenkins later delivered a two-run double and Caylin Campbell and Sara Parsons each had RBI base hits in the frame as well.
Hawaii threatened that 9-1 lead in the third however, scoring once and loading the bases with just one out. Isenberg came on in relief of Megan Dortch and worked out of the jam. She struck out six, walked none and yielded just one hit in two and two-thirds innings of relief to improve to 3-0 in her career and on the season.
Karley Hopkins, Danielle Wiltz, Campbell and Parson each had two hits for the Pack.
Nevada will return to action Friday at the Grand Canyon Tournament where it will play three games against Southern Utah and two against Grand Canyon over three days.