Softball Downs Wisconsin
MADISON, Wisc. – The DePaul sophomore pitching duo of Tracie Adix and Megan Huitink held the Wisconsin Badgers scoreless in the opening game of the NCAA Region 8 tournament. DePaul won the game, 6-0 and will play the winner of the Oregon State/Wisconsin Green Bay at Saturday afternoon.
Adix got the start for the Blue Demons and Huitink came in for relief in the bottom of fourth with two outs. The duo combined for 10 strikeouts and gave up two hits, while walking just one batter.
The Blue Demons (41-18) got a hit from every spot in the line-up, with eight of the nine starters recording a hit.
Roberson sent her 50th career home run over the center field fence to give the Blue Demons a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Roberson’s homer scored freshman second baseman Sandy Vojik, who reached on an error by Badger first baseman, Katie Hnatyk.
The Blue Demons loaded the bases to begin the third inning. Senior outfielders Dana Kenney and Ashley Parker started the inning with singles and Vojik reached on error. Kenny scored on a wild pitch from
Vojik ignited the Blue Demons bats going in the bottom of the fifth inning, singling to the left side with one out. Roberson was hit by a pitch and sophomore short stop Jessica Evans cleared the bases with a double to right field. The Blue Demons ended the fifth with a 6-0 lead.
Brock (20-10) registered the loss for
Roberson has hit a home run in her last three NCAA Regional appearances. Roberson had two home runs in both her sophomore (2003) and junior (2004) Regionals. The Blue Demons were in
Roberson needs three more RBI to break the Conference USA record for most RBI in a career. The current record (175) is held by
The Blue Demons have won at least one game in their last nine NCAA Tournament appearances. The streak dates back to 1997.