Rain Halts Game Two of Doubleheader at UConn
March 29, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - Game two of a doubleheader at Connecticut with the University of Memphis softball team was halted in the bottom of the sixth inning due to inclement weather on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies held a 9-6 lead when officials called the game.
Heavy rain is expected to continue in the area throughout the day. The two teams will attempt to complete the game on Sunday at 10 a.m. CT/11 ET and then play the final game of the series immediately following.
Memphis took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on sophomore Georganna Goodwin's first career home run. UConn countered with two runs in the bottom of the inning behind a double by Alyson Ambler and a two-run homer by Valerie Sadowl.
The Tigers tied the game at 2-2 in the third inning. After a double by Jaye Smith, a throwing error on a ball hit to second allowed Smith to score from second.
As a constant rain began to fall, the Huskies broke out with seven runs in the fifth inning. UConn scored on a three walks, three hits, a wild pitch, an illegal pitch and two home runs. Lexi Gifford hit a three-run homer to right field and Jacklyn Dubois immediately followed with a solo shot to center.
Memphis began its comeback in the top of the sixth, scoring four runs on one hit. The Tigers scored the first two runs on two walks, three wild pitches and an error. After two more walks, Lindsay Crowdus cleared the bases with her seventh triple of the season to center.
If weather permits, the game will be continued at the start of the bottom of the sixth inning with Heather Fyfe at bat.