Megan Sweet's solo home run with one out in the sixth inning was all the support Megan Dortch needed as the Nevada Wolf Pack softball team beat the Pacific Tigers 1-0 Friday afternoon at the Libby Matson Invitational in Stockton, Calif.
The Wolf Pack, now 8-9 on the season, lost to San Jose State 11-4 earlier in the day to open the tournament.
Sweet's second home run of the season, a 250-foot blast to right field, broke a scoreless tie and gave Dotsch her third win of the year. Dortch allowed just two hits and two walks in posting the shutout.
It was the Pack's first shutout since Dortch beat LIU Brooklyn Feb. 23 in Cathedral City, Calif. It is also the Pack's first 1-0 victory since Karlyn Jones shut out San Jose State on April 7, 2012 in Reno.
Nikki Armagost (6-2) was the hard-luck loser for Pacific, allowing Sweet's game-deciding home run. Armagost allowed just three hits to the Pack -- Sweet's home run and singles by Karley Hopkins and Ashley Butera.
Hopkins, now hitting .466, also had two hits and drove in two of Nevada’s four runs in the loss to San Jose State. Sweet and Sara Parsons also had two hits against the Spartans.
Karlyn Jones allowed seven runs on six hits in two innings against San Jose State and Bailey Brewer gave up four runs on six hits in five innings.
Nevada will play Southern Utah at 10 a.m. on Saturday.