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UMass Swept By Fordham In Doubleheader

Dakota Smith-Porter took the loss but was solid in 5.1 innings before Fordham broke through in the 6th.

Dakota Smith-Porter took the loss but was solid in 5.1 innings before Fordham broke through in the 6th.

April 19, 2014

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BRONX, N.Y. - The UMass softball was swept by Fordham in a doubleheader at Bahoshy Field Saturday.

UMass (11-18, 5-5 Atlantic 10) was unable to get the big inning all day, while Fordham (28-16, 9-1) used a seven-run outburst in the third to win game one, 7-2, and got five in the sixth for a 6-2 win in the second contest.

Freshman Jena Cozza was 5-for-9 on the day with three RBI and a 2-run home run to lead the UMass offense. The Minutewomen had 10 singles to go with Cozza's third long ball of the year.

Game One - Fordham 7-2 Fordham turned a scoreless game through 2 plus innings into a rout with seven runs in the third. The Rams got to starter Caroline Raymond (7-10) as she had three-consecutive bases-loaded walks to put the home squad up 3-0. After Tara Klee was brought in, Michelle Daubman hit the first pitch she saw over the wall in right for a grand slam.

UMass pushed two across in the seventh with back-to-back RBI singles by Cozza and Taylor Carbone.

Daubman (13-9) earned the win with two strikeouts while scattering five hits in seven innings.

Game Two - Fordham 6-2 The second game was again a scoreless contest after two innings. But this time it was Cozza who put the Minutewomen ahead first with her 2-run blast to center in the third.

The Rams cut the lead in half with one out in the fourth on a Elise Fortier solo home run to left center.

The big inning came again for Fordham, this time in the sixth, when they posted five runs on four hits and benefitted from one of two Minutewomen miscues. The big play came after Fordham had taken a 3-2 lead when Paige Ortiz doubled over the bag at third and drove in two for a 5-2 lead.

 

 

The outcome spoiled a very good effort by freshman Dakota Smith-Porter (0-3) in the circle. She was cruising along through 5.1 innings and had limited Fordham to just two hits while allowing just one batter other than Foriter's homer to advance past first base.

UMass will return home to face Marist on Tuesday for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. at Sortino Field.

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