Fourth-year UTEP softball head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk announced the 2016 fall schedule on Tuesday. The Miners will play three home dates and a doubleheader at NM State.
All games at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex will be free for all fans.
On Oct. 2, UTEP will host Odessa in a two-game set starting at noon to open the fall campaign. Sul Ross (12:30 p.m.) and El Paso Community College (3 p.m.) are next on the schedule on Oct. 8 at Helen of Troy Field. The Miners and Aggies will tangle on Oct. 9 starting at 1 p.m. in Las Cruces. The fall schedule will conclude on Oct. 14 against Midland with the doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. in the Sun City.
Miner fans will see eight new faces donning the Orange and Blue uniforms this season, as freshmen Pamala Baber, Macey Brown, Mallorie Cross, Allie Johnson, Bryanna Molina, Sarah Rocha, Ruby Sanchez and sophomore transfer Mariah Ellis will make their UTEP debuts.
UTEP is coming off its most successful season, as the Miners finished 13-11 in Conference USA action with a trip to the C-USA Tournament. It was UTEP’s first postseason action since the 2010 season. Echo-Hawk earned her 200th victory after defeating FIU in the first round of the tournament on May 11.
To top off the great campaign, Courtney Clayton was named the C-USA Player of the Year as a sophomore. Clayton hit .416, as she set the single-season school record for hits (79) and doubles (21).
2016 Fall Games
Oct. 2 UTEP vs. Odessa (12 & 2 p.m.)
Oct. 8 Sul Ross vs. EPCC (10 a.m.)
Oct. 8 UTEP vs. Sul Ross (12:30 p.m.) vs. El Paso C.C. (3 p.m.)
Oct. 9 UTEP at NM State (1 & 3 p.m.)
Oct. 14 UTEP vs. Midland (1 & 3 p.m.)