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Wisconsin Wisconsin 7, UConn 2
Texas A&M Invitational
Aggie Softball Complex • College Station, Texas

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2 0 2 3 0 7
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0 0 0 1 1 2 6 1
W Darrah (4-5) 4.0 4 1 0 0 1
L Ambler (0-1) 0.2 4 2 2 1 0
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 • Michelle Mueller: 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 1 Run, 1 HR
 • Mary Massei: 2-for-4, 2 Runs, 1 RBI, 1 HR
 • Chloe Miller: 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 1 Run, 1 HR
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March 2, 2014

COLLEGE STATION, Texas-- An early start, multiple rain delays and less than ideal playing conditions didn't stop the Wisconsin softball team Sunday morning at the Texas A&M Invitational at the Aggie Softball Complex in College Stations, Texas. The Badger posted a 7-2 win over Connecticut in a game that was cut short after five innings due to rain.

In an effort to beat the weather, the Badgers' (7-7) game against the Huskies (1-9) started an hour earlier than originally scheduled. The early start had no effect on UW as Mary Massei doubled in the first at bat of the game and scored on a homer by Michelle Mueller two batters later.

 Fast Facts
• Game ended after 5 innings due to rain
• Wisconsin posted 3-2 record at Invitational
• Badgers travel to California March 7-9

A leadoff single by Mueller in the top of the third gave way to another pair of runs and a 4-0 Badgers lead.

Wisconsin stretched its lead to 7-0 in the top of the fourth on home runs by Massei and Chloe Miller.

UConn plated an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth and tacked on another in the fifth to cut Wisconsin's lead to 7-2.

With five complete innings in the books, the game was called due to rain.

Cassandra Darrah worked the first 4.0 innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits. Taylor-Paige Stewart closed out the game in the fifth inning, allowing one run on two hits.

The Badgers scored seven runs on nine hits and committed one error.

Massei, Mueller, Miller and Stephanie Peace each finished the game with two hits.

Massei and Mueller combined for 17 hits -- including five home runs and seven doubles - 12 RBI and 39 total bases over five games at the Texas A&M Invitational. Wisconsin outscored opponents 23-16 and outhit opponents 36-30 on its way to a 3-2 tournament record.

The Badgers will make a trip west next week to the Judy Garmin Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton March 7-9 in Fullerton, Calif.

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