LAS VEGAS, NV - UC Riverside (35-22) tops UNLV (32-19) 2-0 in an old-fashioned pitching duel at the Postseason NISC on Thursday night.
UC Riverside moves on to the NISC UNLV Regional Championship on Friday at 3 p.m. PT.
In the fourth inning, Jenae Lockwood busted the game open with a solo home run to centerfield that put the Highlanders on the board. The game remained 1-0 until Brittney Garcia's RBI single in the sixth scoring Emma Ramelot to make it 2-0. Pitcher Tayler Misfeldt allowed four hits and struck out seven UNLV batters.
Jade Yadae-Valdez went 2-3 at the plate and was one of the two runners to get on base in the bottom of the seventh. They put up a good fight, but ultimately the Rebels weren't able to produce a run. They will comeback tomorrow to face Nevada at Noon PT.