July 5, 2006
SOUTH SURREY, B.C. -
The Florida Quicksilver lost two games Wednesday at the 13th annual Canada Cup, leaving the team 3-2 with two games remaining in pool play.
The club opened the day with a 3-0 loss to Chinese Taipei, then dropped a 4-0 decision to Canada later in the night.
Lauren Walton collected one hit in the 3-0 loss to Chinese Taipei as the Quicksilver managed just four total hits. Walton singled in the bottom half of the first for the game's first hit.
In game two, against Canada, Walton had another hit in a 1 for 4 effort. However, Canada scored one in the first, two in the second and another in the third for the 4-0 win. Holly Currie started in the circle for the Quicksilver and allowed four runs - three earned - in 2 2/3 innings. She struck out one and walked two before giving way to Megan Rhodes in the third.
After five games at the tournament, Currie is 2-1 in three starts, having worked 14 2/3 innings. She has posted a 1.43 ERA while striking out 18. She has allowed 11 hits.
The Quicksilver continues play with a 3 p.m. CT., contest against Netherlands on Wednesday. Florida finishes up pool play Thursday against Triple Crown Colorado at 12:30 p.m.
To follow the tournament, visit www.canadacup.com. Check www.auburntigers.com for more information regarding Walton, Currie, Ashley Arcuri and Jorja Bell.