UCF Deals UTEP Pair of Losses in Doubleheader
April 6, 2012
El Paso, Texas – The Miners fell to 12-26, 2-12 C-USA after losing a double header to UCF on Friday at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Camilla Carrera extended her home run total to 24 for the 2012 campaign after hitting a blast in each of the two games.
Carrera continued to show of her power when she crushed her 23rd home run of the season in the first inning to get the Miners on the board first in the contest.
Kayla Black scored the second UTEP run of the day in the second inning after she reached second on an error by the shortstop and was advanced home on two groundouts.
The Knights broke through off of Colleen Hohman in the fourth inning after being shut out through the first three. A three run inning gave UCF the lead over the Miners.
Ali Schmidt picked up the win for UCF pitching 4.1 innings giving up only two runs on two hits. Hohman suffered the loss pitching 5.2 innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on nine hits and six walks.
The Knights scored three runs off of Cynthia Villastrigo in the first inning.
With Kayla Oranger on second and Carrera on first Kayla Black drove ball to right center for a double to score Oranger. Carrera scored on a throwing error by the right fielder to cut the UCF lead to just one run. Black reached third on a passed ball and then scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 3-3.
The Miners loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth looking to break the tie but couldn’t push a run across in the inning.
UCF pushed the tying run across on an error by Samantha Alvillar at third in the fifth inning. The Knights got an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning off a double from Land that scored Schroeder from first.
The Knights added another five runs in the inning off of Joanna Krienitz who was in the game as a relief pitcher.
UCF’s bats continued to go to work as they scored seven runs in the top of the seventh putting them up 17-3.
Carrera went yard for the second time in the two games. The nation’s home run leader blasted her 24th home run of the season with Troupe on base.
Mackenzie Audas pitched six innings giving up three runs, only one earned, on four hits and struck out 12 Miners in the affair.
Villastrigo allowed six runs, four earned, Krienitz gave up eight runs, six earned, and Laura Ramos got the final three outs of the seventh and gave up three runs.
The Miners and the Knights will wrap-up the three game series on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex.