UNLV moves to 10-3 this season after sweeping Friday's doubleheader on the opening day of the Houston Invitational.
UNLV will play five games Feb. 23-25 at Houston's Cougar Softball Stadium, beginning Friday morning against Syracuse.
UNLV's comeback bid comes up short in 8-7 loss to UTEP, but Rebels rebound for 6-2 win over South Dakota in the night cap.
UNLV improves to 8-2 on the season and will wrap up the Marucci Desert Classic Monday against Hawaii at 2 p.m.
UNLV's 6-1 start is its best through the first seven games since 2010 and sixth-best in program history.
2016 (Sophomore) - Started in all but one of 53 games played with 20 starts at first base, 13 in the outfield, 12 in the circle and eight as the designated player…Shared the team lead in home runs (five) and had a team-high 74 total bases…Registered 14 extra-base hits, including eight doubles and one triple, 13 walks, 28 RBI and 21 runs…Placed in the top 50 in the nation for toughest to strikeout, striking out once for every 22.5 at-bats…Ranked tied for seventh in relief appearances (16) in the Mountain West 10th in appearances in the circle (28) and 10th in putouts (204)…Put together two hitting streaks of eight game, with hits in all but one of the first 17 games of the season… Collected 10 multiple-hit games and eight multiple-RBI games…Hit the game winning RBI against Syracuse (Feb. 13), Southern Utah (March 3) and DePaul (March 10)…Scored the game winning runs against Syracuse, DePaul and San Diego State (March 25)…Pitched 90.2 innings in 28 appearances in the circle…Had a 5.25 ERA, allowing 141 hits, 84 runs (68 earned) and 37 walks with 35 strikeouts…Threw three complete games and gathered one save…Struck out a career-high four batters in a win against Valparaiso (March 13).
2015 (Freshman) - Started in 24 of 35 games with 14 as the starting pitcher, nine in the outfield, and one as the designated player ... Batted .211 with six runs, 10 RBIs and 16 hits, with five of them extra-base hits (four doubles and one home run) ... Walked twice ... Made 19 appearances with a 3-10 record in the pitching circle ... Had an ERA of 7.34 in 61.0 innings of work with 96 hits, 75 runs (64 earned), and 38 walks with 22 strikeouts ... Made four appearances without allowing any earned runs ... Named to the All-Mountain West Spring Academic Team in 2015.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Riverside Polytechnic HS in Riverside, Calif. ... Lettered three years in softball and twice in volleyball ... Helped the Bears to a pair of Inland Valley championships in 2013 and `14 and quarterfinal finishes in the CIF playoffs in 2011 and `14 ... During junior and senior seasons, earned All-CIF, all-league MVP and first-team honors and was also named to the all-state second team ... Selected to three straight Stu Penner All-Tournament Teams (2011-14) ... Played ASA travel ball most recently with the Corona Angels 18 Gold and helped the 16U team to the 2013 Triple Crown National Championship ... On the court, helped the Bears to back-to-back Inland Valley titles and to a pair CIF tournaments.
Personal: Janine Alyssa Petmecky was born in Riverside, Calif. ... The daughter of Jeff Petmecky and Erin Maloney ... Has one brother, Jake ...