Softball drops two of
By Geronimo Rodriguez
Daily Cougar Staff
The Cougar softball team has yet to play
well in vital games against division rivals.
Over the weekend, the Cougars lost 12-2
and 5-1 against East Carolina; their only win came with a 1-0 victory Saturday.
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Sophomore pitcher Jamie Falco
gave up just one hit to East Carolina Saturday in a 1-0 Cougar win.
As ECU took the series 2-1, the Conference
USA rivals improved to 27-15 (9-6 in division play) while the Cougars moved
to 25-17 (5-9 in C-USA).
In UH's 12-2 loss on Sunday, the Pirates
made the score 1-0 in the first inning when senior third baseman Angela
Manzo scored on a single by
freshman first baseman Kate Manuse.
In the third, Cougar senior first baseman
Ali McDougall evened the score when she hit her third home run of the season.
After Pirate junior leftfielder Brandi
Benedict made it 2-1 with a solo homerun in the fourth, the Pirates widened
the gap with a five-run fifth inning.
In the sixth, five more scores by the Pirates
sealed the game.
Cougar sophomore third baseman Jeannie
Davis made it 12-2 when she hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth.
ECU's junior Nicole Bacon held the Cougar
offensive to four hits while she struck out three. Bacon earned a complete
game and improved her record
Cougar sophomore Jamie Falco pitched four
and one-third innings and allowed six runs on 10 hits. With the loss, Falco
moved to 11-6 this season.
After coming in on relief, sophomore Jenny
Johnson pitched one-and-two-thirds innings and allowed six runs on seven
In the 5-1 loss Friday, ECU scored two
runs in the third and three in the fourth where the Cougars answered with
one run in the eighth.
Johnson allowed five runs on eight hits
in the loss, which moved her to 9-9.
Junior Laurie Davidson earned the victory
as she allowed one hit; the Cougars could only scatter eight hits against
the Pirates. With the win, Davidson
In the series opener, Falco pitched a one-hit
shutout against the Pirates to earn a victory.
The game went scoreless until the eighth,
when Cougar freshman shortstop Kristen Glowacz scored sophomore rightfielder
Lindsay Durham on a
The Cougars will meet UT-San Antonio for
a doubleheader at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Cougar Softball Complex.