Western Nevada College hosts Salt Lake Community College, the national NJCAA runner-up for the past three years, in its home-opening softball series beginning Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. Doubleheaders against the Bruins are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.
The Wildcats (3-10, 0-4) got off to a rough start in SWAC play after dropping four games to ninth-ranked College of Southern Idaho last week.
Last weekend, the Wildcats fell to Odessa, Texas, 3-0; Scottsdale 9-0 and Central Arizona 12-1 before capping their four-game trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., with a 2-1 victory over the host team.
In edging Scottsdale, sophomore pitcher Carlee Beck earned her third win of the season with a complete-game six-hitter.
Sophomore Jenny Rechel went 3 for 3 and knocked in one of the Wildcatsâ€™ runs. Andi Lee was 2 for 3 and Meghan Hospodka knocked in WNCâ€™s other run.
This yearâ€™s team features standout student athletes from many Northern Nevada as well as Utah high schools.
Edmonds Sports Complex is located at the south end of Carson City at 1555 Livermore Lane.
Fans can follow the Western Nevada College softball games online this weekend. The Wildcats play various teams during a series in southern Nevada, January 31-February 3.
Live stats will be available through GameChanger.