ORLANDO, FL – Sam Houston State dropped two softball games as the Bearkats' spring break Florida trip continued Tuesday. The Kats lost to Central Florida 3-1 and were blanked by Penn State 2-0.
Amy Brown, Morgan Mikulin, and Sarah Parich each had two hits against Central Florida while Everitt, Whitney Wilson, and Hailey Wiginton each had one hit.
The Bearkats scored in the top of the first inning on a RBI single up the middle by Mikulin. The hit scored Brown who opened the game with a single to left field. Brown moved to second on a ground out by Casie Everitt, then went to third on a wild pitch.
Tara Lane tripled in the bottom of the first and scored on a ground out to tie the contest 1-1. Central Florida picked up two runs on three singles in the bottom of the second.
Sam Houston total nine hits for the game but could not get another run across, leaving nine runners on base for the game.
Brandi Crnkovic (6-7) was the losing pitcher, giving up four hits, three runs, and three walks in an inning and a third. Mikulin pitched the final four and two-thirds innings, holding Central Florida to two hits and striking out two batters.
Penn State pitcher Stephanie Hill limited the Bearkats to only two hits. Wiginton and Mikulin were the only Bearkat base runners, each hitting singles. Hill did not walk any of the 22 batters she faced.
Mikulin was the losing pitcher, giving up eight hits in seven innings while striking out four.
The loss drops Sam Houston State to 10-13 for the year. The Bearkats have lost all seven games on their Florida spring break road trip. Next action for the Bearkats is Friday when Sam Houston begins play in a second spring tournament hosted by University of South Florida
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