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Taryn Jenkins topples Nevada against Boise State 3-2

RENO, Nev. (Nevada Athletics) – Taryn Jenkins called the game in the eighth inning of a tied game with a solo shot over the left field wall, tying the series with the Broncos.

The Broncos scored the first runs of the game in the top of the second inning with a two RBI double.

The Pack added the two tying runs in the fifth with an RBI single by Bridgette Gilliano that scored Chelie Senini who reached on a fielder’s choice. Gabby Herrera followed with an RBI single to center field, scoring Matlyn Leetch, who came in to make a run for Haley Painter, who reached on a single up the middle. This made Herrera the single-season RBI leader in Nevada with 62.

The Broncos and Pack were scoreless for two innings, sending the game into extra innings. Taryn Jenkins came to the plate in the eighth and sent it to the left field wall, running away from the pack, 3-2.

Blake Craft got the start for the Pack and went all eight innings. Craft struckout seven, walked two and allowed two runs on six hits.

Notes:

  • Gabby Herrera breaks Nevada’s single-season RBI record with her 62nd RBI of the season.
  • Taryn Jenkins’ walk-off homer is her 13th home run of the season and ranks fourth in a single season in Nevada. The home run was Jenkins’ first career walk-off and Nevada’s third walk-off homer of the season when tied or trailing
  • Herrera’s 67th hit of the season is the seventh most ever in a single season in Nevada.
  • Chelie Senini ties La’Tosha Williams (Delaware State) and Shamalene Wilson (Florida State) with 161 career stolen bases, the 20th most in NCAA DI history.
  • Senini ties Danielle Patrick with 212 career games played, ninth most in Wolf Pack history. Senini’s 210 games started ties her with Britton Murdock for eighth-most in Nevada history.
  • Blake Craft passes McKenna Isenberg for the fourth-most games started by a pitcher in Nevada history.
  • Senini passes her run total from last season with her 51st run of the season, the second highest in a single season in Nevada.
  • Haley Painter ties Megan Sweet’s 2016 total of 119 bases for the fourth-highest single-season mark in Nevada.
  • Craft’s 13th win of the season puts her in the top 10 of most wins in a single season in Nevada. Craft’s thirteen wins are the most since Julia Jensen’s thirteen victories in 2018.
  • Nevada ties the 2004 Wolf Pack squad with 87 doubles this season, the fifth-highest total in Nevada history.
  • Bailie Clark extends her on-base streak to ten games. Senini and Bailie Clark extend their hitting streaks to seven and four games, respectively.

Next one:

The Pack returns for their final home game of the season in the series finale against Boise State, Sunday, April 20, with first pitch at 12 p.m.