DePaul's Rough Road Trip Continues on Saturday
Feb. 16, 2013
HOUSTON - The struggle continued for DePaul's softball team on Saturday morning.
Errors and a lack of timely hitting contributed to the Blue Demons' 4-1 loss to Illinois at the Hilton Houston Plaza Invite.
It was DePaul's third loss in a row after opening the season winning four of its first five games.
Illinois (4-4) scored twice in the top of the second on two singles, two stolen bases, a walk, an error and a passed ball. Allie Bauch (single) and Jenna Mychko (single, RBI) scored for the early 2-0 lead.
An inning later, a bases-loaded error with two outs gave the Illini two more runs as Kylie Johnson (single) and Jess Perkins (fielder's choice) crossed the plate.
DePaul looks to get back on the winning track with a 3 p.m. game Saturday against the host Houston Cougars.
NOTES: Megan Coronado led the team with a .500 batting average going into Saturday and was moved up into the No. 3 spot in DePaul's batting order against Illinois, but went 0-for-3... Hannah Penna made her second start of the season and gave up one earned run on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk... Dodd was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Peterson 1-for-3 with a run scored... Allie Braden had the fourth Blue Demon hit.