Cougars edge CUW 3-2 in extra innings

River Forest

Game two of Saturday's softball doubleheader did not turn out as well for the Falcons as they dropped a 3-2 decision to CU-Chicago.

The hosts jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Colleen Mullaney doubled home a pair of teammamtes.

The Falcons got single tallies in the fourth and fifth to tie things up against the (11-29) Cougars, but missed golden opportunities for more.

In the 4th Jenna DiMaggio singled and score on Emily Bennin's double but CUW left the bases loaded that inning.

Stephanie Brunette doubled ahead of DiMaggio's run scoring hit in the fifth, but two runners were stranded in scoring position.

Steve Crook's Falcons also had plenty of baserunners over the remaining frames but it was CU- Chicago that came up with the game-winner as Lindsay Paluch's run scoring single in the bottom of the 8th ended a day of high drama.

CUW dropped to 22-16 on the season and 14-8 in the NAC. Sheri Weidner (7-6) was the hard-luck loser, pitching a complete game.