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FILE: “It was just a good all-around game and I think some people had good individual performances, but I think it was a great team win,” fifth-year UTEP head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk said.

UTEP Softball Falls at LA Tech 8-0

Taylor Sargent’s bat has stayed hot but UTEP (11-31, 5-13 Conference USA) fell at LA Tech (29-16, 12-3 C-USA) on Saturday at Lady Techster Softball Complex.

The Lady Techsters jumped on the Miners in the first two frames, scoring a pair of runs in the first frame after Pauline Tufi connected on a two-run single up the middle. In the second, LA Tech took a 6-0 on a back-to-back two-run knocks by Jazlyn Crowder (ground rule double to left center) and Morgan Turkoly (single to left).

With the score 7-0, LA Tech would cross the dish in the fourth on a bases loaded walk.

The Miners registered six hits led by Taylor Sargent’s 2-for-2 outing. Sargent is hitting .553 with seven doubles (10 extra base hits, including three triples) the last 11 games.  The junior singled in the second and doubled in the fourth. Kaitlin Ryder went 2-for-3, while Lindsey Sokoloski and Cortney Smith each recorded knocks.

UTEP will have its bye week and will continue action at UAB April 29-30.

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