NEVADA — A late rally fell short for the Nevada softball team versus rival Gilbert Friday in Nevada as the Cubs dropped a 10-8 slugfest to the Tigers.
The Cubs fell behind 10-4 after six innings. They scored one run apiece in the first and third frames and two in the fifth and Gilbert plated two runs in the second and four more in both the third and fifth.
Nevada pitcher Mackenzie Garrett kept Gilbert off the board in the top of the seventh. The Cub bats then got hot in the bottom of the inning, but they fell just short of catching the Tigers after pushing four runs across the plate.
Nevada totaled nine hits on offense.
Emma Griffin went 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBIs for the Cubs in a losing effort. Sydney Mosinski finished 2-for-3 with two walks, a run and a steal; Grace Francis doubled, walked three times and scored two runs; Katie Sullivan singled, walked and drove in a run; Addi Vorm doubled and drove in a run and Brooklyn Jensen singled.
Jensen was the losing pitcher after giving up six runs — four earned — on seven hits with one walk in 2 ⅔ innings. Garrett allowed four runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 4 ⅓ innings.
The loss put Nevada at 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.
Taylor Sniezek allowed two runs — one earned - on four hits with three walks in 2 ⅓ innings as the winning Gilbert pitcher. Nessa Johnson and Emma Mostek both knocked in three runs for the Tigers.
NEVADA — Nevada came on strong late to down Grand View Christian, 5-2, June 5 at Nevada.
The Cubs rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to hand the Thunder just its second loss.
Nevada pulled even after scoring once in the third and adding another run in the fourth. The score remained deadlocked going into the bottom of the sixth, when the Cubs plated three runs to move in front to stay.
Katie Sullivan was 3-for-4 with a home run, Sydney Mosinski finished 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs and Riley Mailey singled and pushed two runs across the plate for Nevada on offense. Mackenzie Garrett and Grace Francis both singled, Addi Vorm drove in a run, Ellie Gray walked three times, Caitlyn Sharp stole a base and scored and Kacie Rewerts and Samara Sharp each crossed the plate once for Nevada.
Garrett gave up two unearned runs on eight hits with two walks, going all seven innings as the winning Nevada pitcher. Emma Heffron allowed four earned runs with four walks and two strikeouts in six innings as the losing Thunder pitcher.
MONROE — Nevada made a late comeback, only to have their hearts broken by Prairie City-Monroe in a 9-8 loss to the Mustangs June 4 at Monroe.
The Cubs scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to turn a two-run deficit into an 8-7 lead. Nevada needed just three more outs to get the win, but PCM had other ides, scoring twice in the bottom of the inning to hand the Cubs a tough defeat.
Nevada had seven hits and two steals on the night. Katie Sullivan was 3-for-4 with a double, run and three RBIs and Emma Griffin finished 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI for the Cubs.
Sydney Mosinski was 1-for-3 with a walk, run and RBI and Aby Doty singled, walked and scored. Mady Farmer walked and scored and Caitlyn Sharp stole two bases and crossed the plate once.
Brooklyn Jensen gave up four earned runs on 11 hits and five walks, going the distance as the losing Nevada pitcher. Maya Hegwood walked four and struck out two as the winning PCM pitcher and Kenzie Johnson doubled, tripled and drove in two runs for the Mustangs.