March 30, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut softball team earned its second straight victory over conference foe Memphis, 9-6, following a rain-shortened game at Burrill Family Field. The game, which was halted in the sixth inning on Saturday, was called on Sunday morning due to inclement weather . UConn now sits at 7-20 in the 2014 season, while Memphis falls to 13-20.
Senior RHP Katelyn Callahan earned her first win of the season for Connecticut, tossing 5.0 innings, surrendering four runs (three earned) on two hits and four walks.
The Tigers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the second inning after Georganna Goodwin homered to center field.
UConn responded in the home half of the second inning when Valerie Sadowl cracked a two-run homer to right center field to plate Alyson Ambler, who had reached on a double to open the frame. The round-tripper was Sadowl's fourth of the season and second of the day after she belted a long ball in the first game of the doubleheader.
Memphis scratched back, scoring an unearned run in the third inning to draw the score even at two. UConn broke the game open in the fifth inning, scoring seven runs on three hits. Sophomore INF Lexi Gifford provided the spark, launching a three-run home run to boost Connecticut's lead to 8-2. Jacklyn Dubois followed up Gifford with a solo shot, her second of the season, to push the Connecticut lead to 9-2.
The Tigers grabbed four runs in the top of the sixth inning before the game was halted.
Due to impending weather and unplayable field conditions, the final game of the three game series has been cancelled. The Huskies will return to action on Tuesday, April 1 when they travel to Boston, Mass. to take on Boston University at 4 p.m.
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