March 17, 2013
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The UConn softball squad fell to Hofstra, 18-0, for the second time in as many days at the Hofstra Invite. The Huskies are now 9-8, while the Pride improves to 10-8.
Hofstra, who outhit the Huskies 16-5, grabbed a quick lead as the Pride owned a 17-0 lead after three innings. The Pride scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning against freshman pitcher Alyson Ambler when the team strung together six hits, including a two-run homer by Maggie Hawkins.
The hosting team added three runs in the second inning with two hits coming against Ambler before Lauren Duggan replaced her in the circle. The Pride registered two hits against Duggan with Becca Bigler hitting a two-run homer to center field.
The Pride tacked on an additional eight runs in the third inning on four more hits and two Husky errors to take a commanding 17-0 advantage before setting the final score at 18-0 after five innings.
Connecticut had five Huskies total five hits against Hofstra hurler Olivia Galati (10-7) as Kim Silva, Emily O’Donnell, Maddy Schiappa, Valerie Sadowl and Tori Thomson each connected for a hit. Ambler was handed the loss and is now 2-3 on the season.
The Huskies will conclude the Hofstra Invite at 4 p.m. when they take on Central Connecticut who they defeated on Saturday following a five-run seventh inning comeback.
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