Monday, April 1, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 120


UH Softball blown away by Blue Demons in Chicago

By Geronimo Rodriguez
Daily Cougar Staff

After a couple of big wins last week, the Cougar softball team lost both games of a doubleheader to No. 16-ranked DePaul on
Saturday. The first game of the series, scheduled for Friday, was rained out and has been cancelled.

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Sophomore catcher Arelis Ferreris tags out a runner. Ferreris had an RBI against DePaul and has been one of the Cougars' best
hitters all season.

The Blue Demons defeated the Cougars, 6-5, in the second game after the Conference USA rivals shut out UH, 7-0, in game one.

In the second game, the Cougars opened the scoring in the first inning when sophomore catcher Arelis Ferreris singled with two
outs to score senior leftfielder Riane Netardus.

The Blue Demons evened the score when senior centerfielder Shavaughne Desecki's single brought in sophomore rightfielder
Sarah Martz.

The game remained 1-1 until the third, when Blue Demon junior pitcher April Valdez's single scored junior second baseman Liz
Bouck. Martz scored again when Cougar sophomore third baseman Jeanie Davis had an error. By the end of the inning, the score
was 3-1.

The score was close throughout the rest of the game, which gave the Cougars a chance to tie in the sixth.

After freshman Candis Turnbo singled, sophomore Lindsay Durham hit a home run and made the score 6-5 in the Demons' favor.

Unfortunately for the Cougars, the score stayed the same.

Cougar sophomore Jamie Falco pitched a complete game, allowing six runs on nine hits while striking out four. With the loss,
Falco's record moves to 10-5.

Netardus, Turnbo and seniors Leslie Seay and Ali McDougall each had two hits in the losing effort.

In the Cougars' 7-0 loss, the Blue Demons' Bouck and Martz dominated offensively and went a combined 5-for-7 with the bat. Junior
leftfielder Lindsay Chouinard also contributed, scoring three runs.

Cougar sophomore Jenny Johnson pitched a complete game and allowed seven runs on 12 hits while striking out four and walking
one. With the loss, Johnson's record moves to 8-8.

Blue Demon Chouinard quieted the Cougar bats as she struck out eight and allowed only three hits in seven innings pitched.
Chouinard improved her record to 10-2.

With the losses, the Cougars fall to 25-16 overall and just 4-7 in conference play.

The Demons improved to 19-6 and lead the Conference USA standings with a 7-1 record.

The next game for the Cougars will be a battle for local bragging rights against Prairie View A&M at 3 p.m. April 2 at the Cougar
Softball Complex.

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