Trailblazers burned by Rebels

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Dixie State University fell to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas after the first ever matchup between the teams  Wednesday.

After ending the first inning down two runs, the Trailblazers struggled to catch the Rebels.

Senior third baseman Arista Honey, a finance major from Bothell, Washington, got the Trailblazers on the board with an RBI single in the top of the second inning.

DSU held UNLV until they added a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Then senior outfielder Shelby Yung, a communication major from Upland, California, answered by hitting an RBI single to close the gap to 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth.

The Trailblazers had a chance to come back but failed to do so after leaving two runners on base in the top of the seventh.

“We want to win, and we feel like we should have won,” head coach Randy Simkins said. “We left some opportunities out there where we didn’t cash in on runs and we should have.”

Eight of DSU’s last 12 games are against the No.1 and No.2 teams in the Pacific West conference, so these games will determine who wins the conference title.

DSU’s record is now 30-9, and their next game will be against Notre Dame de Namur on April 8 at home.