The Hurricanes got Jenna Rich back but lost Ashlyn Booker to injury in the 1st qualifying game Saturday. Though it took some last minute heroics by Kylie Lahners to win the 1st game, they got back-to-back shutouts by Kayla Massey and Ally Carda to take the early morning games.
Pumas 0 0 0 0 0=0-3-0
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 2=2-8-1
The Hurricanes hadn't managed a run against the Pumas in their 1st meeting and looked to be heading for a repeat performance. Despite dominating the hits column, 5 of the 8 were of the infield variety and the clutch hit eluded them. The Pumas had a runner on base in every inning and began the 3rd and 4th with 2 on and 0 outs but Massey got tough and pitched her way out of trouble. The Hurricanes put 2 runners on base in each of the 1st 4 innings but it was always with 2 outs and they could not capitalize. Lahners came up in the 5th with a runner on and 1 out and left the yard just before time was called. The only Hurricane with more than 1 hit was Hallie Wilson with 2 bunt singles.