SAN DIEGO - Coming off a 14-hit effort against San Diego St. on Tuesday, the University of Connecticut softball team was stopped, 12-0, in five innings by No. 17 Arizona on Wednesday, March 18 at the SDSU Softball Stadium in San Diego, Calif. With the loss, the Huskies fall to 8-14, while the nationally-ranked Wildcats improve to 25-7.
The game marked the second consecutive night the Huskies squared off against a team that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
The Wildcats put four runs on the board in the top of the first behind four hits. The big blow came off the bat of Trish Parks, who blasted a three-run shot over the centerfield fence. Katiyana Mauga extended the Wildcat lead to 7-0 in the top of the second when she ripped a bases-loaded double to the left centerfield gap.
Arizona added three in the third and two in the fourth before closing out the game in the fifth. UConn threatened in its final at-bat, putting two on with two outs but was unable to push anything across.
Sophomore righty Kayla Doty (2-4) took the loss after allowing six earned runs in 2.1 innings of work. Parks picked up her ninth win of the season with a five inning, two-hit effort.
The Huskies turn their attention to their final regular-season tournament, the Louisville Slugger Invitational, set to take place in Stockton, Calif. on March 20-22.