Softball wins three games over weekend
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 00:09
The UConn softball team earned three victories this weekend over Providence, 6-0, Quinnipiac, 7-2, and Southern Connecticut, 11-6, during the first weekend of their fall schedule.
The Huskies used the strength of strong pitching and hitting to earn the victory against Providence. UConn never looked back after taking an early lead after a first inning two-run homer by Emily O’Donnell.
The Huskies added two more runs in the second inning after a two-run double by Heather Fyfe.
Providence loaded the bases during the third inning and managed to score a run off of pitcher Lauren Duggan on a fielder’s choice groundout.
UConn scored two more runs in the third inning with RBI singles from Emily O’Donnell and Jacklyn Dubois.
Lauren Duggan pitched four innings for the Huskies and gave up one run and three hits with four strikeouts. Alyson Ambler provided three scoreless innings of relief for UConn, giving up only three hits.
Against Quinnipiac, the Huskies took an early lead in the third inning after Heather Fyfe hit a solo homerun to right field followed by an RBI single by Lexi Gifford later in the inning.
Quinnipiac scored a run on an infield single during the bottom of the third inning.
UConn responded with a five run fourth inning. Jacklyn Dubois had a RBI single; Valerie Sadowl hit a two run homerun and Lauren Tremblay added a two RBI single.
Quinnipiac scored off an RBI double in the fourth inning but that would be the final run that they scored on the day.
The Huskies added two more runs during the top of the fifth with RBI singles from Emily O’Donnell and Jacklyn Dubois.
Katelyn Callahan pitched three and a third innings for UConn giving up one run and one hit with three strikeouts. Kayla Doty pitched three and two thirds innings in relief with three strikeouts allowing only one hit.
Coach Karen Mullins was happy with the competitiveness of the team during the first weekend.
“Overall I was really pleased with the team’s competitiveness,” Mullins said. “I thought everyone came out and played hard and we got contributions from everyone.”
The Huskies capitalized off of strong play throughout the lineup during the weekend.
“I was just pleased to see us open up strong,” Mullins said. “The bottom line is this is a developmental time and we are trying to look at what options we have and what flexibilities we have.”