Nevada Softball preparing for final series of the season
Coming off its series win over San José State on Tuesday, the Nevada softball team concludes its regular season with a three-game set against Fresno State May 10-12 inside Hixson Park. When the two teams met last year, the Wolf Pack won the season series against the Bulldogs for the first time since 2014.
With five series wins already underneath its belt this season, the Pack has surpassed its series victory total from last year, marking the second time in three years Nevada has won at least five season series. Should Nevada take the series from Fresno State this weekend, it would also mark the Pack's third consecutive 25-win season as well as the program's third-straight year finishing above .500.
Nevada looks to carry its momentum into the weekend after claiming its win over the Spartans on Tuesday. Heading into its series with Fresno State, Nevada has won four of its past five contests, including three straight.
The Pack put on an offensive show for its fans at Hixson Park against the Spartans, tacking on five runs in the opening inning en route to the 9-4 victory. In the win, sophomore Sierra Mello fell a triple shy of the cycle, while seniors Erika Hansen and Aaliyah Gibson both solidified their names in Nevada history.
Hansen smashed her 13th home run of the season, which ties the single season home run record, a feat she also accomplished last year. Gibson on the other hand, made her mark in the career record book, running out the 17th triple of her career, which ties the program record.
Fans can follow the three-game set through multiple outlets as every game will be streamed on NevadaWolfPack.TV. Live stats will also be available on NevadaStats.com, as well as live updates on Twitter (@Nevada_Softball). Tickets for series are available now and can be purchased on NevadaWolfPack.com or by calling 775-384-PACK.
ABOUT FRESNO STATE
· With hopes of still winning a Mountain West title this season, Fresno State comes to Reno possessing one of the best pitchers the conference has to offer in Danielle East. She currently leads the league with her 145 strikeouts and ranks second in the MW with 16 wins on the year.
· Offensively, the Bulldogs hold four players on its roster that bat above the .320 mark. While Savannah McHellon leads the conference with her 13 home runs, it is Haleigh Galvan that guides the Fresno State offense with her .377 batting average.
· In just her second season at the helm of the program, Linda Garza has led the Bulldogs to back-to-back 30-win campaign and one NCAA Tournament berth.