Tournament play continues Friday.
The Western Nevada College softball team fell to the College of Southern Nevada, 1-4, in their first game of the Region 18 tournament at Salt Lake Community College.
Ashley Gleason led the team in hitting, going 2-4 with a double and an RBI single. Melanie Pfieffer, Sarah Cudahy and Ashley Hall went 1-4; Niki DiSera went 1-3; and Megan Hein went 1-2.
Of the battle with the instate rival, Coach Leah Wentworth said, "we simply left too many runners on base. Offensively, we didn't come up with timely hits."
Cassie Vondrak went the distance in the circle for Western, striking out five batters. She allowed nine hits and three walks, and took the loss for WNC.
Wentworth said, "Cassie did her job for us on the mound and got the outs for the defense."
The Wildcats will take on Snow College for their second game in the double elimination contest at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time, Friday, May 13.
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