March 1, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – UConn softball dropped a pair of games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and No. 13 Texas A&M on Saturday. The losses bring the Huskies to 1-8 on the season.
UConn wraps up play at the Texas A&M Invitational tomorrow morning against Wisconsin (6-7 overall). The game time for tomorrow’s meeting with the Badgers has been pushed up an hour to 9:00am CT (10:00am ET) according to predicted inclement weather. Fans can follow live stats by clicking on this link.
Connecticut opened the day with a rematch against A&M –Corpus Christi, but the Islanders turned the tables for different results in the second meeting. The Islanders held the Huskies scoreless, with Taylor Townsend (Yorba Linda, Calif.) recording UConn’s lone hit to spoil Liz Carter’s no-hitter. A&M-Corpus Christi jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the third inning on three hits, including a pair of home runs by Brittney Morse and Valerie Perez.
UConn starting pitcher Lauren Duggan (Norwood, Mass.) rebounded with three consecutive scoreless innings on the mound but the Huskies could not muster the offense to counterattack, as the Islanders tacked on another run in the fifth inning to increase the lead to 4-0 before putting the game on ice with a four-run sixth inning.
The Huskies were unable to rebound against an offensively potent Texas A&M, as the Aggies dispatched UConn by a final score of 6-1. Lauren Duggan pitched all six innings in a valiant effort, falling to 1-6 on the season. Katie Marks took the win for Texas A&M, remaining an unbeaten 7-0 on the year.
Valerie Sadowl (Horsham, Pa.) accounted two of Connecticut’s three hits in the contest, scoring the Huskies’ lone run in the sixth inning off of a home run to left field. The sophomore is batting a blistering .565, going 13-for-23 from the plate this season. She has a pair of homers and six RBI’s through nine games and sports a 1.043 slugging percentage.