Phoenix, AZ – The UMBC Softball team completed their opening weekend of the 2016 season by falling twice on Saturday morning in the GCU Kickoff Tournament at Grand Canyon University.
Freshman Chelsie Delperuto (Syracuse, N.Y./Solvay) would pick up her first career hit in the seventh and was driven in on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Alexander. Lane pitched all six innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits, while striking out three and walking four.
In the afternoon game, Grand Canyon would score three runs in each of the first three innings off of junior pitcher Jessica Holte (Ashland, Va./Atlee). UMBC only managed four hits in the game, all singles. Lane was the lone Retriever to reach base multiple times, going 1-for-1 with a single and a walk. Holte (0-2) was replaced by junior Nicole Casagrand (Melbourne, Fla/Hatboro-Horsham), who shut down the Antelopes with a perfect fourth inning to keep the score 9-0.
UMBC returns to action on Friday, February 19 at the Alabama State Black & Gold Tournament. The Retrievers will face Middle Tennessee State at 5 p.m., followed by a matchup with the host Hornets at 7 p.m.