SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. (March, 10, 2013) – The Rutgers softball fell in its final game at the Mustang Classic Sunday morning at Bob Janssen Field, as Nevada put together 13 hits en route to a 12-0 victory.
The Wolfpack scored five runs in the fourth inning before tacking on two more in the fifth to push their lead to 12-0. Nevada would close out the contest in the fifth to take its second victory in as many days against RU (7-8).
Sophomore lefthander Alyssa Landrith (Vacaville, Calif.) started and threw for 2.0 innings against Nevada, allowing seven hits and five earned runs while striking out four and walking two in the loss.
Senior righty Abbey Houston (New Egypt, N.J.) and freshman Dresden Maddox (Kennesaw, Ga.) also saw action in the contest. Houston allowed one earned run in one inning of work, as Maddox went 2.0 innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs.
Nevada pitcher Karlyn Jones earned her second win against the Scarlet Knights on the weekend in the second ever meeting between the two schools. She threw for 5.0 innings and held RU to four hits. It was only the second time this season RU was held scoreless.
The Wolfpack scored runs in every inning against the Scarlet Knights Sunday, the first time that an opponent has done that against RU this season.
Nevada jumped on RU early at Bob Janssen Field, putting together three hits in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. A double by the Wolfpack’s Erin Jones plated the first run, before a single up the middle by Sara Parsons crossed the other. Landrith responded by striking out three straight to escape the jam.
The Scarlet Knights are back in action next weekend, when team travels to Clearwater, Fla., to compete in the USF Invitational from March 15-17. RU will play six games in the tourney before taking on Dartmouth on March 20 in its last nonconference game before BIG EAST play.
The Scarlet Knights’ first BIG EAST series of the season is slated for March 23, when RU travels to Tampa, Fla., to battle USF.
- Nevada bested RU, 12-0, Sunday to bump its lead to 2-0 all-time against the Scarlet Knights. RU’s first meeting against the Wolfpack came Saturday, as Nevada took that game, 2-1, in eight innings.
- The starts for Huang and Whitley at second base and DP, respectively, against Nevada were their fourth starts of the season. It was the first time this season either started consecutive games.
- RU’s streak of scoring first ended at five games, as the Wolfpack’s Karlyn Jones held RU to four hits.
- It was only the second time this year RU has been shutout.
- Landrith, Maddox and Houston all saw action against the Wolfpack, the first time this season that has occurred.
- Senior outfielder Loren Williams (Los Angeles, Calif.) went 2-3 against Nevada, posting her team-leading fifth multi-hit game of the season.
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