STOCKTON, Calif. - In a disappointing end to the Libby Matson Tournament, the women's softball team suffered it's seventh consecutive loss to the University of Nevada-Reno as they were shut out by a final score of 6-0. The Tigers' loss puts them at 6-9 on the year. The Wolfpack also move to 6-9 following their win on Sunday.
The Tigers had chances in the sixth and seventh to score but could not string together any runs as Nevada opened up a 5-0 run in the fourth inning and never looked back.
Megan Walters carried the Orange and Black through three and one third innings but gave up two home runs in the top of the fourth to have the Tigers trail behind with a 5-0 deficit. Bethany Hammer and Marissa Young relieved Walters in the circle, Hammer pitching 2.1 innings and giving up just one run off two hits and two strikeouts.
While the Tigers endured some offensive woes, Talli Shepherd provided a spark in the leadoff spot tallying three hits in four at bats and putting herself in scoring position for Pacific. The freshman second baseman was a constant for the Tigers throughout the weekend, recording an on-base percentage of .421 and going 8-19 from the plate.
Pacific looks to bounce back as they host their annual Louisville Slugger Tournament this upcooming weekend, March 2nd-4th, against Providence, Wagner, and San Jose State. The Tigers' first game next weekend will be against the Providence Friars at 3:30 PM.