HOUSTON, Texas. - The Nevada softball team fell to the Maryland Terps in a 6-3 game on Sunday morning to wrap up the Houston Classic. The Pack move to 3-4 on the season.
Julia Jensen got the ball and pitched six complete innings before Kendall Fritz came in relief to finish the seventh; both pitchers tallied two strikeouts.
The team combined for eight hits on just three runs with Sierra Mello and Ashley Salausa both knocking two a piece. Kenzi Goins led the team with the two RBI that plated Mello for her two runs.
Maryland stuck first with a single run in the top of the first after putting together a single and two groundouts before Nevada responded in the bottom with a single and two ground outs, tied 1-1. A scoreless inning came in the second before the Terps added a second run in the top of the third before adding another two in the top of the fifth. Nevada responded in the bottom plating a single run but in a two on, two out situation the Pack hit a fly ball to right field to end the threat.
It was 4-2 going in the seventh when the bats came alive for Maryland and was able to get two across before Fritz was brought into the circle. The Pack got one back in the bottom of the inning but it was not quite enough as Nevada fell, 6-3.
Next up for the Pack is to head back west to Stockton, Calif. and compete in the Libby Matson tournament.