Traveling south of the boarder to sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Wolf Pack snuck its big bats on the plane. In a historic effort, Nevada pummeled Southern Illinois 23-9. The 23-run effort smashed the program’s single-game scoring record — a mark set just last year.
The Wolf Pack’s firepower was engineered by first baseman Amanda Weis, who went 4-of-6 and batted in a team-high six runs. Junior Danielle Wiltz provided sparks of her own, going 4-of-7 with five runs scored — a program single-game high.
Nevada did its damage with an eight-hit and 11-run fourth inning. After five innings, the mercy rule was enforced to stop the bleeding. The Wolf Pack finished the slugfest with 20 hits, which also tied a team record.
The offensive explosion was an anomaly for Nevada, which has struggled for most of this season accumulating a 4-16 record. In its 19 other games, the Wolf Pack is averaging a hair under four runs a game. The Wolf Pack has lost 11 of its past 13 games with three weeks before conference play begins.