Miners Fall in 2-1 Thriller

Louisiana Tech’s run in the bottom of the seventh inning, snagged UTEP’s hope of a series sweep, as the Miners fell 2-1 on Saturday in Ruston, La.  The Miners move to 14-23, 2-1 in WAC play.


The Miners ended Saturday’s contest with one run on six hits, two errors and nine runners left on base.  Louisiana Tech scored two runs on six hits while committing three errors and left eight on base.


After five scoreless innings, the Miners were first on the boards, scoring one run in the top off of an error by the Lady Techsters’ Rochelle Sandburg.  Gracie Borjas was sent home when Sandburg dropped the ball off of a grounder by Ashley Bennett.


The Lady Techsters tied the game when an RBI-single by Lindsey Meadows plated Ashley Cameron.

The Miners had the change to score again, but left the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning.  A line-out to right field left the score tied at 1-1.


With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Amber Miles faced a full count when she tripled into right center field.  With Miles in scoring position, pinch hitter Brittany Stanley knocked a double into left center driving Miles home for the win.


Pending the outcome of Tulsa at San Jose State, the Miners may remain on top of the WAC polls, including a possible tie for first with Nevada (2-1) and Tulsa.   UTEP is currently tied with Nevada for second.


The Miners return to action on Monday when they take on Grambling in an 11:00 a.m. double-header in Grambling, La.  UTEP will host their conference home opener against San Jose State on Friday  at 7:00 p.m. at Helen of Troy Field.




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