Monday, April 8, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 125



Softball drops two of three

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
to 15-6.

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 hits.

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
improved to 


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
sacrifice fly.

The Cougars will meet UT-San Antonio for a doubleheader at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Cougar Softball Complex.

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