TUCSON, Ariz. - Just a year ago, Darrell Rasner was picking up wins against the likes of Douglas, Reno and Wooster high schools.
On Saturday, Rasner picked up a win against a much more formidable opponent - the University of Arizona - in Nevada's 22-12 win. It was the third win of the season for the true freshman, who graduated from Carson High last June.
Rasner (3-0) earned the win by pitching six innings for the Pack, who improved to 6-3. Rasner pitched shut out ball for the first five innings before surrendering five runs in the sixth. Nevada led 19-5 when Rasner left the game.
The other stars for Nevada included Don Price, who went 4-for-6 and scored four runs, and Josh Laidlaw, who went 3-for-4 with four runs scored. Joe Inglett reached base five times and had a double for the Pack.
Nevada pounded out 23 hits in the game against seven Wildcat pitchers.
Nevada plays at Arizona again at 1 p.m. today.
Women's track and field
Anderson continues to soar
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Carson High graduate Alissa Anderson continues to soar with the Nevada track team.
At the Bill Cosby Invitational in Reno on Saturday, Anderson cleared 5 feet, 9 inches in the high jump to take first place and set a new Pack indoor record. Her height broke the old record of Kelly Eaton, 5-8, which was set last winter.
Nevada's Jenni Ashcroft also set a Pack record when she cleared 12-8 in the pole vault. Ashcroft's record smashed the old Nevada mark of 11-6 and left Ashcroft at No. 8 on the NCAA indoor rankings.
Another Carson graduate who had a stellar meet was UNLV's Jessica Marable, who won the shot put with a toss of 51-7.
Senior Atoya Shaw was a double winner for the Pack, taking the 200-meter dash (25.51) and the 55 hurdles (8.07).
Former Senator distance runner Jody Carlsen was fourth in the mile in 5:12.83 for Nevada. Christy Gleason, a Smith Valley grad, was seventh in 5:21.26.
Nevada is home in the Livestock Events Center once again next Saturday.
LAS VEGAS - Nevada dropped a close 4-3 match to Utah State at the Fertitta Tennis complex. Three singles matches went three sets and one match had to be decided by two tiebreakers.
No. 1 seed Tomas Hamrik and No. 3 singles player Monju Weerakoon breezed to wins for Nevada. Hamrik won 6-2, 6-3 and Weerakoon won his match, 6-2, 6-3.
Nevada plays Weber State at 10 a.m. today.