The University of Nevada softball team took a 9-1 victory over Pacific in five innings Friday in the Wolf Pack Classic at Hixson Park.
Danielle Patrick went 2-for-2 with two runs and four RBI in the game, including a two-run home run.
Nevada improved to 13-9 on the year with the win while Pacific fell to 6-9.
Earlier in the day, Southern Utah beat Oregon 2-1. The Nevada-Oregon game scheduled for Friday was postponed because of weather conditions. That game will not be made up.
Saturday’s schedule for the Classic is Southern Utah against Pacific at 10 a.m.; Southern Utah versus Oregon at 12:30 p.m.; and Nevada against Oregon at 3 p.m.
The Wolf Pack ran into trouble early in the game as Pacific scored one in the first inning on one hit and three Nevada errors. But the Pack got out of the jam when Katie Holverson induced a ground-ball double play.
Nevada then took control of the game in the bottom of the first, scoring seven runs in the inning. Kym Silagyi slugged an RBI triple and Brittany Puzey slammed a two-run home run to put the Pack up 3-1 early. The offensive explosion continued with Sarah Hunt recording a sacrifice fly, Danielle Patrick knocking a two-run single and Noelle Micka hitting an RBI double. When the dust cleared, Nevada had a 7-1 lead.
Patrick made it 9-1 in the third with a two-run home run, her fourth of the year.
All of that offense was more than enough for Holverson, who scattered five hits and allowed just two walks and the unearned run. She fanned eight in getting the victory as she improved to 7-6 on the year.
Micka and Britton Murdock each had two hits on the day as Nevada recorded nine hits in 19 at-bats.