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Monday, July 26, 2021

Softball preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. No. 25 Nevada

Records: Aggies, 19-16; Wolf Pack, 26-11

Where: LaRue Field

When: Today at 2:30 p.m.

Who to watch: Senior Belinda Paine went 4-for-8 and scored three runs from the leadoff spot over the weekend, helping the Aggies to a three-game sweep of Pacific.

A native of Lakewood, Calif., Paine leads UC Davis with a .333 batting average. The center fielder also has a team-best nine steals on 11 tries.

Did you know? The Aggies and Wolf Pack have used differing recipes to cook up success this season.

UC Davis gets it done in the pitcher’s circle, boasting a striking 1.08 team ERA. Nevada, meanwhile, lets its offense do the talking, as it’s posted an impressive .323/.405/.523 vital as a team.

Preview: The Aggies bring some momentum with them to LaRue Field this afternoon, as they’re working off a three-game winning steak.

Both UC Davispitchers and hitters found success in Saturday’s doubleheader against Pacific. Jessica Hancock threw a complete-game shutout in the first contest. The offense then put seven runs on the board in the second game to take the twin bill.

The Aggies pulled out a 5-4 come-from-behind win on Sunday to earn the sweep.

Nevada is coming off a 2-1 series win over Louisiana Tech. Starter Katie Holverson threw a shutout for the Wolf Pack on Sunday, earning her 16th victory of the season.

Sitting in first place in the Western Athletic Conference, Nevada’s potent offensive attack is led by Brittany Puzey. The outfielder leads the team in average (.396), on base percentage (.492) and slugging (.766).

 

Adam Loberstein 

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