Cougar softball completes sweep of Billikens
May 9, 2004
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. - For the second straight day, the University of Houston softball team received outstanding work from their pitching and clutch hitting by their offense, completing a three game sweep of Saint Louis University with a 6-0 win.
Freshman Carla Kennimer rebounded from a rough outing on Saturday afternoon in which she lasted just one third of an inning, tossing a one hit shut out to improve to 7-4 on the season. She struck out five Billikens and walked just one as she improved her season earned run average to 1.86, in her fourth complete game of the year.
The Cougar offense put Houston up early as Kristen Glowacz continued her hot hitting weekend with an RBI double in the top of the first inning which chased in Kim Nesloney who had reached first on a single and had been sacrificed over to second on a bunt by Jamie Adams.
Houston added two more in the third inning when Glowacz was knocked in by a Jeanie Davis single, which forced Jenilee Skender to third base. The next batter Brooke Johnson sent a deep fly ball to right field, which scored Skender from third to put the Cougars up 3-0.
The Cougars added another two runs in the fifth inning, taking advantage of several Saint Louis miscues to take a 5-0 lead. In the sixth Houston put the final run on the board when Glowacz scored on an errant throw to third base.
The win wraps up the regular season for the Cougars who will take on DePaul in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament on Wednesday. Houston finishes the regular season with a record of 35-22 and a C-USA mark of 12-11.