Monday, April 22, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 135



UH blasts blistering Billikens

Cougar Sports Services

After a few upsetting results against Conference USA rivals, the UH softball team stumped its opponents with a stellar pitching performance and just enough of an offensive effort to claim two of three from the Saint Louis Billikens.

Lorrie Novosad/ The Daily Cougar

Cougar sophomore Jamie Falco (left) opened the weekend series against Saint Louis with a no-hitter to earn a 6-0 win. Falco struck out 12 batters as she improved to 13-7.

With the wins, the Cougars (30-20, 7-10 in conference) improved their conference record and, more importantly, broke the streak of falling into a
slump against C-USA rivals.

Against Saint Louis (21-23, 

5-14 conference-wise), the Cougars won the first and last games by scores of 6-0 and 7-1, respectively.

In the second game, however, the Billikens defeated the Cougars 2-1.

In the series finale, the Cougars jumped ahead with a four-run third inning. After freshman centerfielder Kim Nesloney tripled, senior leftfielder
Riane Netardus singled and scored Nesloney.

Senior first baseman Ali McDougall then singled and brought in senior second baseman Leslie Seay, making it 2-1.

Freshman shortstop Kristen Glowacz plated two runs with the second triple of the inning.

The Cougars added three more runs in the seventh inning to make it 7-1.

For the game, Cougar sophomore Jenny Johnson pitched five-and-one-third innings, allowing only one run on five hits. Johnson improved her
record to 12-9.

McDougall went 2-3 with one RBI, while Glowacz was 2-4 with four RBIs.

In the second game, the score was tied 1-1 until the seventh inning when sophomore designated hitter Nicole Bohnenstiehl singled and scored
freshman right fielder Adrienne May to make it 2-1.

In the series opener Saturday, sophomore Jamie Falco hurled a no-hitter, striking out 12 and walking two. Falco improved her record to 13-7.

The Billikens countered with sophomore Heather Hubert, who pitched four-and-one-third innings and allowed four runs on eleven hits. Hubert
earned the loss and moved to 10-7.

Coming in on relief, Kristin Rossi pitched two and two-third innings and allowed two runs on two hits.

Netardus and McDougall went 3-4 while sophomore catcher Arelis Ferreris went one-for-four with two RBIs.

The Cougars will play a doubleheader against Stephen F. Austin (9-46) at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Coy Simms Softball Complex in

With her .279 batting average and .353 slugging percentage, junior infielder Meryl McGuire will lead the Ladyjacks' offense.

SFA's pitching staff, which consists of senior Devin Cobb, sophomore Traci Moore and freshman Kristin Nolan, has a combined 5.23 ERA.

Earlier this year, Houston defeated SFA 11-3 during the UH Softball Tournament.

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