The WNC softball team is off to a great home series start. The Wildcats edged out Snow College 8-5 in seven innings, with pitcher Jordan Garcia earning the win.
The Wildcats tallied 10 hits and played an error-free game. Lexie Alley started on the mound for WNC, but Jordan Garcia finished the job, pitching 3 2/3 scoreless innings to hold off the Badgers.
Western Nevada fell behind 0-4 in the top of the third inning, but answered in the bottom half of the inning. With two outs, Alia Cox walked and Jenny Quam got on base with a bunt. Melanie Pfeiffer then hit to right field to load the bases. Niki DiSera followed with a single that scored Cox and Quam.
Snow added another run in the fourth inning to lead 5-2, but the Wildcats again answered the challenge, scoring four runs on five hits to move ahead for good.
Ali Lostra led off the decisive inning with a solo home run that narrowed Snow's lead to 5-3. Garcia followed with a single to centerfield, and Tori Crowell added a single. Cox advanced the runners with a sacrifice play, and Quam’s hit loaded the bases. On the next at-bat, Pfieiffer hit to centerfield to Crowell and tie the game, 5-5.
DiSera popped a sacrifice fly to bring Cox home for the winning score.
After the game, Head Coach Leah Wentworth smiled broadly over the way her team battled back to win.
The second game of the double header continues at Edmonds Sports Complex Friday afternoon, followed by another double header, Saturday, March 3 at noon and 2 p.m.
Edmonds Sports Complex is located at 1555 Livermore Lane, Carson City.
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|Alexia Alley||Alia Cox||Alia Cox|
|Alia Cox||Katirina Rand||Jennifer Quam|
|Jennifer Quam||Melanie Pfeiffer||Melanie Pfeiffer|
|Niki DiSera||Jordan Garcia||Taleas Marble|
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