The Wisconsin softball dropped its third consecutive contest at the FAU "Parents' Weekend" Tournament Saturday afternoon, dropping a 4-2 decision to Tulsa.
The Badgers fall to 7-8 overall with the loss and 1-3 in tournament play while the Golden Hurricane improve to 17-17 overall and 2-2 on the weekend.
Tulsa jumped on the Badgers for three runs in the bottom of the first as the second questionable obstruction call in as many games cost UW again. With Lindsey Tower on third and two away, Katie Torres hit a run-scoring double to left-center.
A hit batter and an error loaded the bases for Angela Osborn, who lined a hit to left. Torres easily came in to score before Anastasia Miller fired a strike to the plate, attempting to cut down the runner from second. Boo Gillette successfully applied the tag, but Kelly Miller was called safe as Gillette was called for obstruction for blocking the plate.
The Golden Hurricane tacked on another run in the third as Torres led off with a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and came all the way around to score two batters later on a two-out infield single by Angela Osbon.
After collecting just three hits through the first five innings of play, the Badgers finally got on the scoreboard with a two-out rally in the sixth. Gillette collected her second hit of the game with a single to left and Miller followed with her team-leading fourth home run of the season to make it 4-2.
Maren Genow (4-3) worked around to a two-out single by Stephanie Chinn in the seventh to earn the win. She allowed six hits, two runs and one walk while fanning four.
Megan Smith (0-3) was saddled with the loss for Wisconsin, allowing seven hits and four runs, two of which were earned.
The Badgers will wrap up play at the tournament Sunday when it takes on Florida International at 9 a.m. UW defeated FIU Friday evening 5-0.