Feb. 9, 1997
Softball Earns Rare Tie
DENTON, Texas -- The Texas Woman's University softball team took the field for the first time since 1981 and dropped the first game of a doubleheader with Texas Tech, 3-0, then finished with a 1-1 tie in the second game.
It was an afternoon of firsts. The Pioneers managed only one hit in the first game when center fielder Cathy Jacobson singled to third and slid into first base. Her hit came on the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning.
Texas Tech scored twice in the first and then again in the sixth. Pitcher Emily Hayes went the distance and recorded her third win of the young season. TWU's Karen Lundstedt got the loss.
TWU played more aggresively in the second game. They led after two innings when second baseman Tonie Martin doubled to left field, advanced to third on Felicia Blackburn's sacrifice, and scored as Tech's shortstop, Paula Workman, overthrew first base.
Tech's run came on a TWU error in the fifth inning. Beaty's toss to first was off target allowing Jessica Wimpy to score from second.
The Pioneers had several opportunites to win, but couldn't capitalize. In the bottom of the eighth inning with runners on second and third with two outs, left fielder Karen Butterworth popped up to third. The umpires then called the game due to bad weather.
Texas Tech's record is 5-2-1 while TWU is 0-1-1.
Game One Texas Tech 200 001 0 - 3 6 0 Texas Women's Univ. 000 000 0 - 0 1 2 Hayes; Lundstedt. W-Hayes, 3-0, L-Lundstedt, 0-1. Game Two Texas Tech 000 010 0 - 1 8 2 Texas Women's Univ. 010 000 0 - 1 6 2 Cannon, Brady; Beaty.