UTEP drops series finale to Southern Miss

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The UTEP softball team (9-21, 3-6 Conference USA) fell to Southern Miss (17-15, 4-5 C-USA), 13-2 [5] at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex on Sunday afternoon.

 

Freshman Bryana Munoz, registered the best appearance of her career, throwing 2.2 innings of work with only one earned run and the first strikeout of her career. Kasey Flores went 2-3 and tallied the 27th RBI of the season and is now second in C-USA. Ariel Blair went 2-3 at the plate and scored a run in the effort. Ariana Valles, Kacey Duffield and Pate Cathey all recorded a knock.

 

Flores recorded the RBI when she hit a single to left field, scoring Blair in the third inning. The Miners got their first run from the Lindsey Sokoloski when she crossed the dish on an error.

 

The Golden Eagles posted 12 runs in the first three innings, putting the game out of reach for the Miners.

 

Notes

 

>> Flores extends her hitting streak to seven games, and has now reached base in 10 consecutive games

 

>> Munoz recorded the first strikeout of her career

 

>> Kacey Duffield has now reached base safely in seven consecutive games

 

>> Blair is on a season-high five game reached base streak

 

 

On Deck

 

UTEP softball will travel to UAB for its second conference road series this season (March 30-31).

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