Texas Tech Softball Clenches First Win of Season|
Feb. 4, 2005
SAN MARCOS, Texas - The Texas Tech softball team clenches its first win of the season in a 4-2 win over Wichita State at the Texas State CenturyTel Classic in San Marcos, Texas. Junior pitcher, Erin Crawford threw three innings of relief pitching, earning her first save of the season. Crawford faced 12 batters while tallying eight strikeouts and one walk.
The Red Raiders were able to put two runs on the board in the fourth inning when freshman, Jennifer Corkin laid a double down the left field line allowing sophomore, Ashley Parker to score. Freshman Whitney Riley followed up with a sacrifice fly to left field giving junior transfer, Heather Freeman time to tag up on third base before heading for home.
Texas Tech posted their other two runs in the seventh inning. Senior Natalie Enderlin led off and smashed a homerun over right field. Then, after a sacrifice bunt from Crawford and single to right field from A. Parker, Heather Parker was able to put the fourth run up for the Red Raiders.
"There are still a lot of adjustments to make," said head coach Teresa Wilson. "But today was a good start. I thought the pitchers threw well and by the end of the second game, the hitters were starting to be effective."
The Red Raiders fell to Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 2-0 in the first game of the season for Tech. The Islanders posted both of their runs in the third inning.
The Red Raiders will play again on Saturday, Feb. 5, against Texas State at 9 a.m. and Northern Colorado at 1 p.m.