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UW-Whitewater softball team drops WIAC tourney opener

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May 7, 2011

College softball


WIAC tournament


RESULTS FRIDAY


Game 1—UW-River Falls 4, UW-Oshkosh 1


Game 2—UW-La Crosse 4, UW-Superior 1


Game 3—UW-Eau Claire 6, UW-Whitewater 3


Game 4—UW-Superior 5, UW-Oshkosh 4


(Oshkosh is eliminated)


GAMES TODAY


Game 5—UW-Whitewater vs. UW-River Falls, 10 a.m.


Game 6—UW-La Crosse vs. UW-Eau Claire, noon


(If 4 teams remain after Game 6)


Game 7--UW-Superior vs. Game 6 loser, 2 p.m.


Game 8--Game #5 Winner vs. Game winner, 4 p.m.


(if 5 teams remain after Game 6)


Game 7--UW-Superior vs. Game 5 winner, 2 p.m.


Game 8--Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 loser, 4 p.m.


UW-Whitewater lost 6-3 to UW-Eau Claire in a WIAC softball tournament opener here Friday.


The Blugolds scored all six of their runs in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie.


Whitewater starter Jessica Stang (19-4) pitched a no-hitter through six innings, but she allowed a leadoff walk in the seventh. A throwing error and a single broke the tie to give Eau Claire a 1-0 lead. Three straight bases-loaded singles and fielder’s choice followed to give the Blugolds a 6-0 lead.


In the bottom of the inning, Whitewater’s Jordyn Gaza and Haley Krueger each hit RBI singles and Kate McDonnell added an RBI sacrifice fly, but the rally was snuffed with a strikeout with two runners in scoring position.


Whitewater (26-9) must defeat WIAC reguls-season champion UW-River Falls at 10 a.m. today to remain in the six-team, double-elimination tournament.


In other opening-round tournament games, River Falls defeated UW-Oshkosh, 4-1; UW-La Crosse defeated UW-Superior, 4-1, and Superior eliminated Oshkosh, 5-4.


EAU CLAIRE 6, WHITEWATER 3


UW-Eau Claire 000 000 6—6 4 2


UW-Whitewater 000 000 3—3 7 1


Wishau and Bromelkamp; Stang and Epifanio.


Leading hitter—2B—Epifanio.


SO—Wischau (EC) 3, Stang (W) 8, BB—Stang 5.



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