Rebels begin Fall Ball with a blowout against the Badgers

First baseman Mia Trejo is celebrated by her teammates after hitting her first home run on her first at bat during UNLV's game against Snow College. Photo by Jordan Anders-McClain.

The UNLV Rebels softball team slugged the Snow College Badgers into submission in the first game day since May 8, winning both games of the Fall Ball’s first doubleheader by scores of 28-1 and 24-0. 

The Rebels scored in every inning of Friday’s contests, bashing a total of 48 hits, including 10 home runs. 

Game One

The first game was quickly under Rebel control after Jenny Bressler struck out two of the first three batters she faced, en route to a dominating four-inning, eight-strikeout victory.

UNLV capitalized quickly in the bottom of the first with three runs. April Visser, who round-tripped and smoked it dead to center field with a runner on, had two of them. Visser collected four hits on the day, including three separate two-run home runs. 

Julia Vollmer broke the game open for UNLV in the third with a grand slam, her first in scarlet and gray colors. The Rebel backstop finished the first game a single short of the cycle.

The Rebels would score thrice more in the fourth before closing out the game with a 12-run fifth. It’s the most runs scored in a single inning for UNLV under the leadership of head coach Kristie Fox. 

Game Two

Rebel starter Jenna Perez struck out the side in the top of the first before the Rebels exploded for seven runs in the home half.

The Trejo sisters, Mia and Alyssa, combined to go a perfect 5-for-5, reaching base every time they stepped into the batter’s box. They totaled two home runs, five runs scored and seven RBIs (runs batted in) in the contest. 

By the end, 13 different Rebels reached base safely and scored on the day while five UNLV pitchers combined for 12 innings, three hits, a walk, a run and 20 strikeouts. 

The Rebels will look to continue their dominance next Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. in Eller Media Stadium with another doubleheader in Fall Ball. All fans have free entry into the game. 


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