SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2006
Softball falls in extra innings to Nevada, 3-0
March 17, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif.- - Nevada scored three runs in the eighth inning to down the Jacksonville University softball team, 3-0, on the first day of the Sacramento State Capital Classic in Sacramento, Calif.
The Dolphins (15-18) only played one game on Friday after the tournament was delayed for several hours due to inclement weather.
"This was a tough loss, but we've got to learn how to win close games," said JU head coach Melissa Gentile. "We had our chances to win the game, but we didn't take advantage of those opportunities and that came back to bite us in the end."
With the score tied at zero in the eighth inning, the Wolfpack (11-14) used three RBI singles to gain a 3-0 advantage off JU starter and eventual losing pitcher Katie Dobson.
Wolfpack starter Jessica McPherson retired the side in the eighth inning to secure the victory.
McPherson (6-7) earned the win by pitching a complete game shutout and surrendering two hits, while recording 12 strikeouts.
Dobson (7-7) was tagged with the loss despite tossing seven shutout innings.
The Dolphins return to action on Saturday for three games at the Sacramento State Capital Classic. They start the day against Colorado State at 3:30 p.m. and then play Long Island at 6:30 p.m. The Dolphins finish the day with Iowa at 10:30 p.m.