Janine Petmecky hit a leadoff inside-the-park home run Sunday, highlighting a historic weekend for her and the UNLV softball team in their 6-2 victory over Fresno State in a Mountain West game in Fresno, California.
Led by Petmecky, the Rebels (29-17, 11-10) became the first team to sweep the Bulldogs (30-21, 13-8) in a three-game league series since the Bulldogs joined the Mountain West in 2013 and the first team to sweep the Bulldogs in Fresno in the 37-year history of Fresno State softball.
Petmecky reached base in her first 10 plate appearances of the series and 10 of 12 overall, finishing 8-for-10 with two home runs, a triple, two walks, six runs and four RBIs.
On Sunday, Petmecky, Justin Federe, Mia Trejo and Alyssa Navarro each went 2-for-4, with Federe and Trejo driving in two runs apiece. Federe, Trejo and Navarro each had a double.
After allowing one run in the first inning, UNLV starter Charlie Masterson was relieved by Breana Burke (4-4), who limited the Bulldogs to one run on three hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. Petmecky worked the final two-thirds of an inning.
Hayleigh Galvan hit an RBI triple in the first and Savannah McHellon a solo home run in the seventh for Fresno State, which was outhit 10-4.