April 16, 2013
AMHERST, Mass.- Connecticut softball dropped a close midweek decision at UMass on Tuesday afternoon when the Huskies fell 7-6 against the Minutewomen despite hitting three homeruns . The two squads combined for 10 hits on the day with each team registering five, while UMass committed five errors to UConn’s four. The Huskies fell to 17-20 (3-8 BIG EAST) and Massachusetts improved to 13-17 (8-2 A10).
The Huskies were the first to dot the scoreboard on a three-run homer to left center by senior Brittany Duclos giving her team a second inning 3-0 advantage. Lauren Duggan and Jacklyn Dubois scored on the play.
UMass responded with two runs in the second and added three more in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 5-3 lead.
Connecticut regained the lead when they capitalized on two hits and two Minutewomen errors in the top of the sixth inning to total three runs as Kim Silva and Jacklyn Dubois each sent the ball out of the park.
Trailing 6-5 in the sixth, Massachusetts was able to take the lead and solidify a 7-6 win with a two-run sixth inning on two hits against senior Kiki Saveriano.
Saveriano (11-10) went six innings for her 16th complete game of the season. She was hit for five earned runs on 10 strikeouts and one walk. Caroline Raymond (10-7) earned the win allowing five earned runs, striking out seven Huskies and walking four.
The Huskies travel to University of Rhode Island on Wednesday afternoon for a 3:30 p.m. contest.