April 9, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - Senior OF Maddy Schiappa delivered a two-out walk-off single to shortstop to lift the University of Connecticut softball team to a 4-3 victory over Providence on Wednesday at Burrill Family Field. With the win, UConn improves to 8-26 in 2014, while the Friars drop to 3-20.
Junior pitcher Lauren Duggan picked up her sixth win of the season, tossing all seven innings and allowing just three runs (two earned) on nine hits while striking out three. Taylor Huntly (2-14) was tagged with the loss for the Friars, surrendering the game-winner in the seventh.
Schiappa finished her afternoon with a 2-for-4 showing, knocking home an RBI and scoring a run.
Providence struck first, taking advantage of two hits in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead. The Huskies answered in the home half of the inning, grabbing three runs. Schiappa opened the inning with single down the third base line and came around to score on a double from junior 3B Emily O'Donnell. After senior 1B Audrey Grinnell walked and junior OF Lauren Tremblay reached on a fielder's choice, freshman C Dominque Pinto singled up the middle to plate Grinnell. Tremblay then stole third in the next at-bat and advanced home on a wild pitch to give the Huskies a 3-1 lead.
Providence cut into the Connecticut lead with a run in the third and evened the score with another run in the fifth.
In the seventh, sophomore Heather Fyfe opened the frame with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Fyfe moved to third on a fielder's choice and came around to score on Schiappa's game-winner.
The Huskies are back in action on Thursday, April 10 when they host Fairfield in Storrs. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m.