ALBANY, N.Y. -- Despite a stellar 6.2-inning effort from sophomore righty Kayla Doty, the University of Connecticut softball team fell, 2-1, to Albany on the road on Wednesday, April 1. The Huskies drop to 10-21 and will turn their attention to their home opener against USF this weekend, while the Great Danes improve to 13-7.
Doty did not allow a hit until the seventh inning, retiring 20 of the game's first 23 batters before surrendering a two-run walkoff to Elizabeth snow in the bottom of the seventh. The sophomore RHP finished with a 6.2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 7 K line. Devin Durando picked up her seventh win for the Danes, tossing 3.0 innings of one-hit ball in relief.
The Huskies put two on with no one out in the top of the first after back-to-back singles from junior SS Lexi Gifford and senior 3B Emily O'Donnell but could not score after three hard hit ground balls failed to get through the infield.
Connecticut broke through for the game's first run in the top of the third after sophomore Dominique Pinto drove an RBI single up the middle, scoring O'Donnell.
Alexa Toole led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk and came around to score on Snow's game-winner three batters later.
In the setback, O'Donnell and Townsend each notched their team-leading seventh multiple-hit games of the year.
UConn will host conference foe USF at Burrill Family Field on April 3-4 as part of a three-game set. First pitch for Friday's doubleheader is set for 1 p.m.
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