Pack Routes Rutgers
March 10, 2013
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The University of Nevada softball team had 13 hits and scored 12 runs while shutting out Rutgers to win its final game at the Mustang Classic on Sunday.
The 12-0 run rule victory was Nevada’s fourth win of the weekend in five contests and leaves the Wolf Pack at 13-12. Rutgers fell to 7-8 with the loss. Nevada has won three straight games, its longest winning streak of the season.
Erin Jones led the way for the Pack, going 4-for-4 with three doubles. Home runs from Megan Sweet (3) and Megan Fincher (5), also helped the Pack run away from the Scarlet Knights. Sweet was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk, while Fincher finished the morning at 1-for-2 with three RBI and a walk. Sweet also scored four runs.
Sara Parsons continued her hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with two RBI.
The Pack jumped on Rutgers early, scoring twice in the first and never looking back. Fincher’s blast was part of a five-run fourth that put the game out of reach.
Karlyn Jones won to go to 8-4 overall in 2013, striking out three and surrendering only four hits. Her ERA stands at 3.48 in 15 appearances. She has pitched a complete game in eight of her nine starts.
Seven players have now recorded at least 10 RBI through 25 games ... They are … Sara Parsons (25), Erin Jones (21), Megan Fincher (17), Lauren Lastrapes (13), Ashley Butera (13), Jasmine Jenkins (12) and Karley Hopkins (10) … Molly McWilliams saw her first plate appearance against Rutgers, pinch hitting for Butera … Nevada scored at least three earned runs against each Rutgers pitcher.