Softball falls in two more lopsided losses in El Paso
EL PASO, Texas -- Northern Colorado softball suffered through another tough couple of games Saturday during the second day of play at the UTEP Invitational.
The Bears have had some troubles so far this season limiting opposing offenses but they've done a pretty good job scoring runs and getting involved in slugfests. Today, though, Northern Colorado struggled in both categories, falling 11-0 to UTEP and then 16-1 to San Jose State.
The Bears will try to bounce back at 11 a.m. tomorrow with a single and final UTEP Invite game against New Mexico.
UTEP 11, Northern Colorado 0
Lindsey Coward and Noel Wees accounted for Northern Colorado's only hits in its second game against the Miners in as many days.
Kelli Henderson (0-3) got the start in the circle for the Bears and pitched a clean first inning before running into trouble in the second, where UTEP pushed four runs across on four hits and got the only offense it would need.
Coward and Wees' hits all came in the fifth inning, and they both reached scoring position before Erin Geddis flied out to center field to end the inning and the game.
San Jose State 16, Northern Colorado 1
The Spartans jumped all over the Bears in their second game of the day, plating two runs in the first inning, another five in the second and then seven more in the third.
Jamie Juelfs (1-4) struggled for Northern Colorado in the circle, surrendering 13 runs with eight earned in two-and-a-third innings.
The Bears knocked out three hits in the loss, with two of them coming off the bat of senior Jessie Schoepflin, and the other coming via catcher Erin Wilkinson.