STORRS, Conn. – The UConn softball team celebrated its annual Pink Game on Sunday at the Burrill Family Field, dropping an 8-0 decision to Tulsa in five innings in American Athletic Conference action.
Sunday’s loss completed the weekend sweep for the Golden Hurricane, which were led by pitcher Emily Watson. Julia Hollingsworth and Rylie Spell each hit home runs for Tulsa in the win.
UConn left a pair of runners on base in the shortened game, while struggling to find offensive rhythm against Tulsa’s ace. The Huskies struck-out seven times against Watson, who improved to 23-3 on the season.
Stockley had a strong first inning, before Tulsa got on the board with an RBI groundout from Spell in the second inning. It was a four-run third that put the Huskies in a deep hole, with a two-run homer from Hollingsworth highlighting the frame.
Junior pitcher Chelsea Eckert relieved Stockley in the third, tossing two innings and surrendering three runs on four hits. Freshman Carli Cutler came in for Eckert and recorded the final two outs.
The Huskies were dressed in pink uniforms on Sunday and took donations from the fans in attendance, with all proceeds benefiting UConn Health. A softball toss occurred after the game for fans who donated and a 43’’-HDTV was given away. In total, $245 was collected.
UConn looks to get back on the winning track when it travels to play UMass on Tuesday at 4 p.m. (ET). The Huskies will try to snap a four-game losing skid.