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Reported games for the week of
Friday, October 17 2014
  • Americas

    38

    Franklin

    41

    AT
    10/17 - OT/Final
  • Andress

    66

    Jefferson

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Andrews

    47

    San Elizario

    8

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Austin

    10

    El Paso

    21

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Brownsfield

    45

    Tornillo

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Burges

    0

    Canutillo

    52

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Chaparral

    6

    Centennial

    41

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Cobre

    21

    Hatch

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Coronado

    48

    Socorro

    34

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Del Valle

    48

    Bel Air

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Fabens

    7

    Mountain View

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Hanks

    28

    Ysleta

    35

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Horizon

    20

    Riverside

    50

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Irvin

    0

    Chapin

    55

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Las Cruces

    48

    Gadsden

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Los Lunas

    51

    Santa Teresa

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Oñate

    49

    Deming

    14

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Parkland

    0

    Eastlake

    27

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Wink

    30

    Van Horn

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • El Dorado

    42

    Montwood

    0

    AT
    10/16 - Final

Miners sweep Middle Tennessee State

Miners sweep Middle Tennessee State
KTSM
UTEP
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:11pm

The UTEP softball team stormed back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Middle Tennessee, 6-5, on Sunday afternoon at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex.

The Miners (15-27, 7-8 Conference USA) completed their first home sweep of a conference foe since pulling out the brooms for Southern Miss on April 2 and 3, 2010.

“After the long stretch of games where we were losing a lot, I liked how the girls trusted each other and believed in themselves,” head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk said. “They stayed the course and did a great job, both offensively and defensively, and making the right adjustments.”

The Blue Raiders (7-36, 2-15) took a quick lead, scoring two runs in each of the first two innings.

But the lead would be cut on a couple swings.

Down four runs in the fourth inning, the Miners rallied on an Alanna Leasau two-run bomb to left center. Leasau ended her home run drought on a full-count pitch – her seventh of the season. Miraya Montiel then cut the lead to one, plating Danielle Pearson on a single to left field.

Taylor Lee would score another run for her squad on a bases loaded walk, but pitcher Colleen Hohman and Samantha Alvillar made key adjustments to get out of the inning. Alvillar made a heads-up play and threw out a base runner at home plate with bases filled, and Hohman threw an effective 2-2 pitch that got Marinna Shadley to fly out to right to end the inning.

The bottom fifth would see the Orange and Blue take the lead for good.

Kawehiokalani Netane led off the inning by sliding into first base on a short bunt single. Ashley Eldridge followed with a ground rule double – her 17th of the season. The hustle set up another clutch at bat by Leasau, who drove in her two teammates on a short blooper that fell between the second baseman and center fielder to tie the game. Montiel thengave her team the lead for good, knocking in pinch runner Jade Rodriguez on a single to right. Rodriguez beat the throw to home, whisking around third from second.

“Alanna had a great day at the plate with the home run,” Echo-Hawk said. “But the most important one for us was the one where she hit a change up. She struggled with those all year, but that’s one of the first times she’s done a good job of sitting on it and actually doing what she needed to and getting those two RBIs.”

Hohman (5-6) earned the win, but not without drama. She loaded the bases with two outs, but again used effective pitching as McKenaMiller grounded out on the first pitch to end the game.

“(Hohman) did a nice job of putting (the ball) where we asked to,” Echo-Hawk said. “Especially in that last inning, she put herself in that jam, but had enough confidence to get out of it and get outs for us.”

This marked the second conference sweep of the 2014 campaign. The Miners last did that in 2010.

UTEP recorded 39 hits, including six long balls and scored 24 runs, while batting .459 on the weekend.

The Miners also surpassed their win total from last season’s 13, while their seven conference wins is more than the program had the lastthree seasons – which was six during that span.

UTEP returns to action when it travels to Boca Raton, Fla. to take on Florida Atlantic in another key conference series (April 18 and 19).
 

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