UTEP Edges ECU 1-0 In Aloha Tournament Finale

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HONOLULU, Hawai’i. – The ECU softball team ended the Aloha Tournament with a 1-0 loss to UTEP Sunday at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Team Records

ECU: 6-14

UTEP: 10-11

How It Happened: The game progressed through the first three innings with minimal offense, but UTEP struck first in the bottom of the fourth with a RBI double off the bat of Pamala Baber to stake the Miners to a 1-0 advantage. ECU had a prime opportunity to answer right away, getting runners to second and third with one out in the top of the fifth, but two grounders terminated the threat. With one last chance in the top of the seventh, the Pirates had runners on the corners with two outs only to see a groundout end the contest.

Pitchers of Record:

WP – Kira McKechnie (6-3)

LP – Erin Poepping (3-5)

ECU Top Performers

Meredih Burroughs: 1-for-2, BB

Erin Poepping: 6.0 IP, 4 Hits, 1 Run, 1 Walk, 5 Strikeouts

UTEP Top Performers

Cortney Smith: 1-for-2, Run

Pamala Baber: 1-for-2, RBI, 2B

Things To Note

ECU dropped to 23-6 against UTEP in the all-time series.
The Pirates were 0-for-14 with runners on base and 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.
Senior infielder Meredith Burroughs reached base safely for the sixth-straight game.

Up Next: ECU continues its stay in Hawai’i Wednesday with a 11 p.m. contest against the host Rainbow Wahine.