March 31, 2010
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - A grand slam by Julianne Towers (Goodlettsville, Tenn.) down the leftfield line in the fourth inning put the University of Connecticut softball team on top for good as it defeated Central Connecticut 8-2 on the road, Wednesday.
The round tripper was Towers' first career grand slam. It was also the lone hit for Towers on the day as she knocked in five of the Huskies' eight runs. Four Huskies had multi-hit efforts in the game with Amanda Martin (Rowley, Mass.) leading the way with a 2-for-4 effort knocking in a run and scoring two of her own.
The Huskies improve their record to 9-16 on the season as they win their second-straight game. Central Connecticut drops to 9-15 on the year.
The Blue Devils got on top first when they tallied a run in the bottom of the second inning, but their small lead was erased in the fourth by Towers' blast. UConn added another run in the top of the sixth. Jessica McDermott (X) pinch hit for Brittany Duclos (Mystic, Conn.) reaching via a base on balls. She moved to third on a single through the left side by Amy DeLuca (Bordentown, N.J.) and scored on a passed ball to add to the Huskies lead.
CCSU got a run back in the bottom half of the sixth on a homerun to right center field by Kelsey Barlow, but it was as close as they could get as UConn added another three runs to their total in the seventh inning to solidify their victory.
The Huskies return to action Thursday, April 1st at home against Sacred Heart at 4 p.m. The game is a make up game from the Huskies postponement of a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 24.