UNLV 4, WEBER STATE 1
LAS VEGAS, NV – Janine Petmecky never flinched in the circle, protecting a lead that UNLV slowly built and finishing with a five-hitter with six strikeouts as the Rebels slipped past Weber State.
UNLV will now face UC Riverside on Thursday in the winner’s bracket, while the Wildcats will play an elimination game versus Utah Valley or Nevada, also on Thursday.
The Rebels scored single runs in the first, third and fourth innings; a key insurance run came across in the bottom of the sixth inning when Petmecky singled and a run came across on an error. Petmecky hit leadoff Wednesday and reached twice; she was batting .331 entering the game and leads her team in hits.
Molly Horne finally got the Wildcats on the board with a sixth-inning single that scored Sydney White; Weber State stranded two runners as Petmecky (20-7) escaped further trouble in the frame.