NEVADA 4, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 3
RENO, NV – Kali Sargent pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and striking out five, as Nevada held off Loyola Marymount, the defending champions of the NISC.
Nevada (28-25) scored a run in the first inning on a double by Dallas Millwood, and the Wolf Pack struck again in the third on a Kenzi Goins single. Another run came across on a single from Alyssa Mendez. LMU countered with a two-run homer by Delanie Wisz, drawing the Lions (35-19) within 3-2.
Millwood struck again in the fifth inning, hitting another double to plate Goins and make the score 4-2. But LMU’s Wisz was up to the challenge, stroking another home run in the sixth to make it a 4-3 lead for Nevada.
The Wolf Pack will play Fresno State on Friday at 1 p.m. PT in Round 2, and LMU faces UC Riverside in a rematch of last year’s championship game.