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Wisconsin opens 2013 with a split in North Carolina

Feb. 8, 2013

Charlotte Box ScorePresbyterian Box Score

  Wisconsin 12, Charlotte 3
DL Phillips Complex • Charlotte, N.C.
Game Photo

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
 WIS 2 3 2 2 0 3 12 17 1
 CHA 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 9 2
Box Score
• Attendance: 204
W Darrah (1-0) 4.0 5 1 0 0 1
L Watkins 2.2 9 7 7 3 1
 Batting Leaders
 • Mary Massei: 3-for-4, 5 Runs, 2 RBI, 1 HR
 • Whitney Massey: 4-for-5, 3 RBI,
 • Stphanie Peace: 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBI
  Presbyterian 5, Wisconsin 3
 DL Phillips Complex • Charlotte, N.C.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 PC 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 5 7 0
 WIS 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 11 3
Box Score
W Loudermelk (1-0) 7.0 11 3 3 3 2
L McIntosh (0-1) 6.0 7 5 3 5 10
 Batting Leaders
 • Kendall Grimm: 2-for-3, 2 Runs, 1 RBI
 • Maria Van Abel: 2-for-2, 1 RBI
 • Katie Christner: 1-for-2, 1 RBI

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the third-consecutive year, the Wisconsin softball team opened its season with a win, defeating Charlotte 12-3 in six innings at the First Pitch Classic Friday afternoon. The Badgers were unable to come up with the sweep in the day’s second game, falling to Presbyterian, 5-3.

 Fast Facts
• UW is 3-0 in season openers under coach Healy
Michelle Mueller records first hit and first RBI of season
Mary Massei hits first home run of year

Wisconsin (1-1) used a dominating offensive performance, backed by a strong pitching effort, to claim its first win of the season. The Badgers opened the game with a pair of runs in the first inning. Michelle Mueller recorded the year’s first hit and RBI when she singled to left field to score Mary Massei from third.

The Badgers’ offense continued into the second inning when Massei took the first pitch she saw and sent it over the left field fence for Wisconsin’s first home run of the year. The Badgers ended the second with three runs and a 5-0 lead over the 49ers.

Charlotte (0-1) was able to plate a run in the bottom of the second, stringing together three hits and capitalizing on one Wisconsin error. The Badgers added a pair of runs in the third and two more in the fourth.

After shutting the door on the 49ers in the bottom of the fourth and a holding a 9-1 lead, Cassandra Darrah was relieved by Taylor-Paige Stewart. Darrah finished her outing with four complete innings of work, striking out one and allowing one unearned run.

Stewart, in her Badger debut, allowed a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth as Charlotte extended the game into the sixth inning.

Wisconsin closed the door on the game for good with three runs in the top of the sixth to finish with a 12-3 victory over Charlotte.

The Badgers’ offense continued to roll into the second game of the day against Presbyterian (1-0). After allowing an unearned run in the top of the second to the Blue Hose, the Badgers responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 2-1 lead.

After two scoreless innings, Presbyterian tied the game with another unearned run in the fifth inning.

The Blue Hose took the lead in the top of the sixth, scoring three runs on two hits. Wisconsin scored in the bottom of the inning, but couldn’t find its way across the plate again, falling 5-3.

Meghan McIntosh suffered the loss against Presbyterian, pitching five innings and allowing five runs, three earned, on seven hits. McIntosh struck out 10 batters and allowed five walks.

The Badgers continue action at the First Pitch Classic on Saturday. Wisconsin will play Notre Dame at 9 a.m. (CT) before meeting Presbyterian at 3 p.m.

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