Miners Set Record With 25 Runs Against Brown
March 3, 2012
El Paso, Texas - The Miners opened day two of the UTEP Invitational with a 6-7 loss to ISU. After suffering the loss UTEP rebounded with a recorded setting 25-7 win over Brown. A 15 run inning helped lead the way to the victory. The 25 runs in a game became the most ever by a Miner softball team.
The Cyclones jumped out to an early 2-0 edge over the Miners off of Cynthia Villastrigo in the first inning. With runners on first and second Tori Torrescano knocked a two-run single up the middle.
ISU added another run in the second stanza on a single by Amber Ewert.
The Cyclones extended their lead in the top of the fifth with a three run home run off the bat of Lexi Slater. Colleen Hohman made a relief appearance and gave up one more run before getting the final out of the inning.
Six consecutive singles in the bottom of the fifth brought the Miners within two of the Cyclones. With Carrera on third a wild pitch by Kemp brought the Miners within one. Torrescano came in as the pitcher and got the final out of the inning on a double play off the bat of Kayla Black.
Villastrigo (4-4) received the loss in the game after pitching 4.1 innings giving up seven runs on five hits.
The Miners bounced back in a huge way in game two when they took on the Brown Bears for the second day in a row. This was the second win over Brown in as many days for the Orange and Blue. UTEP beat the Bears yesterday in a 10-2 six-inning affair.
UTEP dropped 15 runs in the second inning to get their scoring started early. Camilla Carrera highlighted the inning with a three run jack to center field and a bases clearing double. The senior drove in six runs in the inning becoming one of four players to drive in six RBIs in a game in school history. Colleen Hohman hit one out of the park after Carrera for back-to-back homers.
The UTEP lineup batted around twice in the second with every Miner touching the plate at least once. The 15 runs became the second most runs scored in an inning in school history. The record was set on April 6, 2007 against Houston when UTEP scored 17 in the fourth frame.
The Miners scored in all but one inning in the game scoring two in the third, five in the fourth, and three in the fifth after the 15 run inning to total 25 runs in the game.
UTEP set a new school standard with the 25 runs breaking the previous record of 24 set on Feb. 11, 2007 against Grambling. They also tied the record for hits in a game with 24 previously set in the Grambling game.
Colleen Hohman (2-7) picked up her second win of the season after pitching 2.2 innings giving up four earned runs on eight hits and striking out three Bears.
UTEP will face Valparaiso at 11:00 a.m. and UTSA at 1:00 p.m. on the final day of the UTEP Invitational.