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    HOUSTON -- The University of Houston softball team fell to UCF Saturday, 4-2, in the Conference USA Championship at Cougar Softball Stadium.

    The Cougars move to 50-9 on the season and 1-2 all-time in C-USA Championship games.

    Houston fell behind in the third inning when UCF scored a run on an error and a single. The Cougars would pull with in one in the bottom of the inning. Freshman Baillie Lott reached base on a single through the middle and she would score when junior Christa Raley reached base on a Knight error.

    UH would tie the game in the fifth inning. With two outs on the board, the Cougars hit three straight singles scoring senior Amanda Grote.

    With the game tied, UCF pulled away for the final margin of victory with a two-run home run from Tiffany Lane.

    Senior Angel Shamblin pitched the complete game. She is 32-3 on the season. She allowed four runs on 11 hits and nine strikeouts.

    UH had four players named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team. Junior Elaina Nordstrom, freshman Jennifer Klinkert, junior Laurie Wagner and Shamblin earned nods on the team.

    Houston will gather at Beef O' Brady's in Pearland, Texas on Sunday for the Women's College World Series Selection Show. The show will begin at 9 p.m. and Houston will find out their seed and the location of their NCAA Regional bid. The Regional will be on May 16-18.



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