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Recap: CSU falls in 14 inning affair at Nevada, 8-7

April 29, 2017

Box Score

RENO, Nev. – The Colorado State Rams took the lead on two occasions in extra innings at Nevada on Saturday, but it was the Wolf Pack that took the 8-7 win in 14 innings at Hixson Park.

The Rams (23-19, 8-12 MW) rallied from an early 5-1 deficit to send the game to extra innings. Nevada (25-19, 10-7) clinched the series with the win.

Nevada led 5-1 through two innings. CSU clawed back from there, beginning one run off an RBI single by Lauren Buchanan in the top of the third.

Hannah McCorkhill sparked the rest of the Rams’ rally, starting with a two-run homer to center field in the top of the sixth to cut the Nevada lead to 5-4. McCorkhill then registered a sacrifice fly in the seventh to bring Haley Hutton home to knot the score at 5-5 and force extra innings.

CSU took its first lead in overtime with an RBI single from Hutton, scoring pinch runner Kaylynn Pierce. Nevada responded with an RBI single of its own in the bottom half, however, to push the game further into extras.

Hayleigh Evans was next to give the Rams the lead, this time in the 14th. The junior singled to center field to score McCorkhill, putting CSU up 7-6.

Nevada loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the 14th, and tallied a two-RBI single up the middle in a 2-2 count to steal the walk off win.

CSU’s defense was on display all game, including four double plays. Hutton also flashed the leather on multiple occasions, including a terrific play on a ground ball in the 10th inning. With a Wolf Pack runner on second, Hutton had to run into shallow center field to gather a ground ball, and then turned and dove to second base to collect the force out to end the inning.

The Rams were the first team on the board on Saturday, with Hutton scoring on an RBI double by Taryn Arcarese.

IN THEIR WORDS…
“Bridgette and Larisa fought hard and the defense played well. We did not beat ourselves today, and if we play like this we will win more games than not. I think we did some growing up today, too, and it was a fun game. We fought so hard and have absolutely nothing to hang our heads about.” – CSU head coach Jen Fisher on the team battling for 14 innings

NOTES…
- CSU turned a season-high four double plays.
- Hannah McCorkhill went 3-for-6 with a pair of runs scored. The first baseman had a home run, a double and a single for seven total bases, the most in a game by a Ram this season. McCorkhill also leads the team with 19 extra base hits on the season, including nine home runs.
- Haley Hutton collected two more hits, giving her 246 for her CSU career. She only needs six more to tie the all-time record at CSU.

NEXT…
CSU will conclude its series at Nevada with a 12 p.m. MT/11 a.m. PT tilt tomorrow at Hixson Park.

 

 

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