RENO, Nev. – Nevada battled back in the seventh inning to tie it but lost in extra innings 4-2 to San Jose State on Sunday at Hixson Park.
The Wolf Pack trailed 2-0 going into the seventh inning and was down to its final out before a two-run double by Megan Sweet tied things up. But San Jose State scored twice in the eighth and Nevada’s threat fell short in the bottom of the inning.
Nevada fell to 22-24 overall and 4-14 in Mountain West play. The Wolf Pack will hit the road later this week to take on Utah State in a three-game series in Logan. San Jose State improved to 27-21 and 10-8.
Nevada’s bats were held to four singles through the first six innings but, combined with a couple of walks, the Wolf Pack had chances. But a timely hit never came through, until the seventh.
Down 2-0, Caylin Campbell led off with a single. After Hannah Harger grounded into a fielder’s choice, retiring Campbell, Sara Parsons singled to put two on with one out.
After Wiltz flew out to left, Sweet finally gave the Pack the clutch hit as she doubled to the wall in left-center, scoring Harger and Parsons to tie the game.
Nevada nearly won it after that as Erin Jones drove one to right but SJSU’s Michelle Cox tracked it down to end the threat and send it to extra innings.
After a leadoff single, Jessie Hufstetler homered in the top of the eighth to push the Spartans up, 4-2.
Karlyn Jones went the distance for the Wolf Pack, giving up 10 hits and the four runs, all earned. She did not walk a batter and struck out two as she fell to 6-9.