FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Coming off a first day split, the Nevada Wolf Pack swept two games, Saturday, March 2nd at the Woo Pig Classic. The Pack beat the Mavericks of Omaha, 8-0 in the first game and took the Lady Demons to eight innings before a walk off win, 4-3.
The team combined for 20 hits and 12 runs in the 15 innings. Kenzi Goins was steadfast in both games with a two run home run in the first game and then was responsible for the walk off double to secure the win in the afternoon contest. Sadaria McAlister also had back-to-back multi-hit games going 4-for-8 on the day.
The pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts and only allowed three runs all day.
Nevada 8, Omaha 0
Kendall Fritz got the ball and pitched six complete innings, allowing only two hits with no runs and eight strikeouts to bring her season total to 57. Senior Rachel Rodriguez came in for the seventh inning and pitched a clean three outs with only one hit. Fritz got the win and goes to 3-2 on the season.
McAlister, Goins and Kwynn Warner all went 2-for-4 at the plate with Goins knocking a two run home run to clinch the game in the seventh inning.
Nevada came out swinging putting up two runs in the top of the first before adding a third in the second. The bats continued to come alive through the third inning with two more runs thanks to Millwood who had yet another double.
The Mavericks threatened getting a few base runners but the defense worked through it and kept them at bay to secure the shutout.
Nevada 4 , NSU 3 (8 innings)
Kali Sargent started in the circle for the Pack and pitched seven innings, allowed only three runs before Julia Jensen relieved her to start the extra innings. Jensen pitched one full inning and did not allow a single run with only one hit. Jensen got the win and moves to 4-1 on the season.
The game was really a back and forth match with both teams exchanging hits but leaving runners on base. Nevada left six while Northwestern State left eight. Both teams had nine hits and it came down to the wire, extra innings. In the top of the eighth, international tie-breaker rules went into effect and NSU placed a runner on second with no outs.
With the runner on second, the Lady Demons hit a single to Gutierrez and out ran the throw, runners on the corners with no outs. Jensen forced a pop up and then a double play from Lew and Millwood ended the threat and the Pack had a second chance to secure the game.
Warner was placed on second for the Pack and Goins stepped up to the plate with one out. The junior got a good look and nailed a bomb down the left field line, scoring Warner to win the game.
Nevada was supposed to play tomorrow, Sunday, March 3 against Boston University but due to the impeding weather it has been canceled. The Pack finishes the weekend 3-1.