UH has tough outing in weekend tournament

UH lost its final game of the Eastmon Crimson Classic to Purdue 5-2. After four hitless innings, junior Tiffani McKnight and senior Diedre Outon ended Purdue’s no-hitter with back-to-back singles.

The Cougars took their 9-2 record this past weekend with high hopes. Unfortunately for UH fans, the tough losses that tallied to a 1-4 record were a damper.

The Cougars’ first run of the game came off of a Purdue fielding error. Then to lead off the sixth, senior Haley Outon hit a solo homerun in the sixth inning.

The Cougars started the tournament on Friday against Florida State with a hard fought 7-1 loss. High notes of the game were sophomore Katie St. Pierre going 3-4 and McKnight going 2-3 at the plate, driving in five of the team’s six hits.

UH’s second loss of the day came from No. 10 Alabama with an 11-4 score. McKnight stepped up to the plate again and went 3-4. Sophomore Selena Hernandez had two hits.

UH received its first run-rule loss when it lost to Alabama in the third game of the tournament, falling 12-1. St. Pierre extended her hit streak to 13 games. Unfortunately, the Cougars’ three hits weren’t enough against the Crimson Tide’s 10.

The Cougars picked up their first and only win of the tournament on their second game Saturday against Purdue, 4-2. Junior Kris Davila’s RBI single brought in two runs in the sixth inning.

UH will host UNT for a double-header on March 3.

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