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UB Softball finishes weekend with 14-13 extra-inning win over Evansville

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Wins are great. Wins that end the weekend are even better. Once again, UB Softball got a victory by simply outslugging their opponents, and after two late-inning collapses Saturday were the beneficiaries of a seventh-inning rally themselves.

The usual rundown:

  • Big inning: UB had taken a 7-6 lead in the top of the 6th, just needing to hold on, but surrendered five straight hits bookended by walks in giving up five runs themselves.
  • Defense: Can I be excited over only 2 errors? Especially given that Evansville committed four themselves. Two of the Aces' runs were unearned, still.
  • Pitching: Coach Peel used bobth Bobbi Langlois and Charlotte Miller, who together surrendered 13 runs (11 earned) on 17 hits and five walks.
  • Offense: Would that we could get this offense every game! UB scored 13 runs despite an 0-5 performance from Alexis Curtiss. When UB gets more consistent with the bat and shores up the defense, they should take a big step forward.
Once again the story today was the seventh inning. Today, though the Bulls broke through with six big runs, reclaiming the lead after Evansville's five-run sixth. Lauren Gambone's leadoff homer and three consecutive doubles, started by Leandra Jew, help UB reclaim a lead.

Though the Bulls were unable to hold the lead and win in regulation, Danielle Lallos drove in the tiebreaker run in the top of the eighth, and with the second chance the UB pitching and defense got a strikeout, a flyout, and a groundout to close out the game.

With the win, UB moves to 4-11 on the year. Ashton Earnhardt had a big day in the leadoff spot, with four hits, four RBI, and three runs, while Savanna Norcio, Curtiss, and Jew each had multiple RBI, as well.

The Bulls are off next weekend before heading to California for a full week. We'll have more in the way of those games when the date gets closer.

For now, Go Bulls!