March 22, 2012
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Huskies played their sixth game in as many days on Thursday afternoon and fell to intrastate opponent Fairfield, 6-2. The Connecticut softball squad dropped to 7-11 on the season as Fairfield improved to 11-11. UConn, committing two errors that the Stags were able to capitalize on, was outhit 9-6.
The Huskies sent three pitchers to the mound to no avail with freshman righty Lauren Duggan getting the starting nod. Duggan fell to 2-4 on the season following her 1.1 innings where Fairfield tallied four hits and four runs, two of which were earned. Replacing the freshman was senior Ali Adelman who lasted 3.2 innings giving up two earned runs on five hits. Sophomore Katelyn Callahan concluded the game in circle for the Huskies as she threw one inning and struck out two.
UConn struggled offensively posting six hits and for two runs against winning pitcher Rebecca Trott. Senior Amy Vaughan once again led the charge going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Vaughan, currently second in the country for homeruns per inning, notched two doubles coming in the fourth and sixth innings.
Connecticut has a quick turnaround as they open BIG EAST play on Friday, March 24, at Seton Hall at 4:30 p.m. The three-game series was originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday but was pushed forward due to looming inclement weather.
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