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Softball Drops 5-1 Decision to Boston University

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BOSTON, Mass. (April 10, 2008) – The University of Connecticut softball team fell 5-1 to Boston University in non-conference action Thursday. UConn falls to 15-15 overall, while the Terriers improve to 21-12.

The Terriers scored the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the second when they were able to load the bases with two outs. Molly Gallagher then dribbled a hit to towards second base that squirted between Jillian Ortega (Aberdeen, N.J.) and Jessica Arremony (Griswold, Conn.). Since the runners were on the move on the play, two runs were able to score.

UConn thought they had gotten on the board in the top of the fourth when Sarah Neuschwander (Chugiak, Alaska) doubled home Justyne Roy (North Dighton, Mass.), who had scored all the way from first. However, on appeal it was ruled that Roy missed third base and was called out. The Terriers then added two runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-0 lead.

The Huskies scored their run on the top of the fifth. Micah Truax (South Glen Falls, N.Y.) reached on an error by the Boston shortstop. She then advanced to second on a passed ball, and stole third when the Terriers forgot to cover the base after recording an out. With two outs, Meghan Tierney (Salem, Conn.) hit a ground ball to the third baseman that was misplayed, which allowed Truax to score. Boston added one run in the bottom of the sixth to complete the scoring.

Six different Huskies led the team with one hit each. Rachael Crossin (Fairless Hills, Pa.) took the loss, pitching four and one third innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out six.

Connecticut returns to BIG EAST action when they host St. John’s for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 12. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at Connecticut Softball Field.