UNLV 3, NORTH ALABAMA 1
FORT COLLINS, CO – Denise Armendariz, who had six RBI in UNLV’s game Tuesday, came through with a two-RBI single in the sixth inning Wednesday, allowing the Rebels to slip past North Alabama and into the championship round of the 2022 NISC.
No. 3-seed UNLV will face No. 4 Central Arkansas in one semifinal, set for 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Sofia Morales singled to start the sixth for UNLV (41-14), and Mia Trejo doubled to bring up Armendariz, the team’s leader in hits for the season. On the first pitch, she landed a hit in left-center to make the score 3-1.
Harley Stokes hit a solo home run for No. 6 North Alabama (40-20) in the bottom of the second inning, her 19th of the season. Janyssa Martin tied it up for the Rebels with a homer in the top of the fifth.
Jenny Bressler allowed three hits in a complete-game effort, striking out six with no walks to go to 29-7 for the season. UNLV’s Morales made a difficult catch against the fence in center field for the second out of the seventh inning.
The Lions defeated UNLV earlier in the tournament, 9-5.