EL PASO, Texas — Haley Henshaw doubled with one out in the third inning and scored on Kernen's two-base hit. Cierra Hughes hit a two-out RBI single and Cassidy Bowen hit an RBI double to make the score 7-0. Henshaw hit a one-out single in the fifth and scored on a base hit up the middle by Horner.
UTEP scored its run in the bottom of the fifth when Miraya Montiel drew a one-out walk and scored on a base hit by Kayla Oranger.
The Hurricane added three runs in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Henshaw and Kernen's two-run base hit. Cobb, who singled, and Blanton, who pinch ran after a Lacey Middlebrooks single, and Henshaw scored the three runs in the inning.
The Golden Hurricane broke a scoreless tie in Game 2 with three runs in the top of the fourth inning. Hughes, Blanton and Bowen hit consecutive one-out singles, and Hughes scored on a throwing error by the pitcher. Barrett drew a two-out walk to load the bases, Cobb singled to score Blanton, and Kernen walked, plating Bowen.
Horner doubled in the fifth inning and moved around to score on a throwing error by the catcher, making the score 4-0. TU added another run in the sixth when Cobb, who reached on a fielder's choice following a leadoff single by Barrett, scored on an error by the left fielder to extend its lead to 5-0.