April 8, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - UConn softball fell to UMass-Amherst on Tuesday evening by a final score of 11-0. The Huskies drop to 7-26 on the season while the Minutemen collect their fifth consecutive win to improve to 8-14 on the year.
UMass opened up a big lead in the bottom of the first inning to put the game away early, tallying seven runs in the bottom of the first on seven hits. UConn's Lauren Duggan (Norwood, Mass.) started out the inning and was relieved after allowing seven runs and getting the first out. Kayla Doty (Ghent, N.Y.) stepped in for the Huskies on the mound, registering an pair of strikeouts to help UConn escape the inning.
UConn registered a hit in every inning but could not find the additional firepower to bring home a run. Maddy Schiappa paced the UConn offense with a pair of hits, while Emily O'Donnell, Lauren Tremblay and Taylor Townsend accounted for the other three. The Minutemen tacked on a run in the second inning and three more scores in the third to end the game in the fifth inning.
Duggan took the loss for UConn, as she was charged with seven runs in 0.1 innings of work. Doty tossed the remaining 3.2 innings, finishing with six strikeouts and allowing four runs. UMass' Caroline Raymond combined with Dakota Smith-Porter to hold the Huskies off the board.
UConn looks to snap a six game skid with a win over Providence College tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.