No. 2 Arizona Captures Doubleheader Sweep
April 7, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - The UTEP softball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader, 8-0 and 10-0, to the second-ranked Arizona Wildcats, in front of 2,633 fans, on Wednesday at Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium in Tucson.
The Miners drop to 26-14 while Arizona lifts to 31-4.
Arizona’s Kenzie Fowler (21-2) captured Game 1 the win from the circle, holding the Miners hitless through five innings of play. She fanned nine batters and allowed two walks.
Stacie Townsend was the losing pitcher in both games, and falls to 22-9.
The Miners cycled through their pitching staff looking for an answer to Arizona’s bats. In total, UA combined for 18 hits on the day, including four home runs, good for eight RBIs.
The Miners were held without a run in both games and all four of UTEP’s hits came in the second game and the Orange and Blue were hitless in the opening contest.
Arizona scored for runs in the first, one in the second and three in the fourth in the first game to secure the five-inning mercy rule ending as Brigette Del Ponte and Kristen Arriola each laced home runs in the game.
Chelsea Troupe recorded the Miners' first hit of the day, a single into left field in the first inning. Ashley Ellis and Kayleigh Walts added another pair in the second and Camilla Carrera registered UTEP's fourth hit in the top of the fourth.
The Miners will take the weekend off to regroup, before heading to Greenville, N.C. next weekend to take on Conference USA leader, East Carolina in a three-game league series.