Texas Tech Falls to Oregon, 4-2|
Feb. 11, 2007
Tempe, Ariz. - Texas Tech (3-2) got two runs and six hits, but it wasn't enough as the Oregon Ducks (4-1) posted four runs on six hits to beat Texas Tech, 4-2, in the final game for both teams at the ASU Campus at the the Kajikawa Classic softball tournament in Tempe, Ariz.
Oregon posted two in the second as Ann Marie Topps walked and moved to third on a double by Kristi Leiter. A fielder's choice by Joanna Gail was played by Texas Tech third baseman Natalie Kula, but her throw to the plate grazed Topps who scored allowing Leiter to score as well.
The Red Raiders answered in the top of the fourth when Jennifer Bowers lead off with a single, advanced to second on a single by Robyn Wike and scored when Kula hit a ground ball to short. As Sailing attempted to make the double play, Wike was out at second unassisted, her throw to first skidded out of play.
The Ducks added a single run in the third on a one-out home run by shortstop Jennifer Sailing and another run in the fifth when Suzie Barnes hit a lead off double. After a sacrifice, Barnes scored on a ground ball out.
A. Parker went three-for-four on the afternoon, with a run scored and the senior center fielder swiped three bases. Catcher Robyn Wike also had a solid morning as the junior went two-for-three and threw out two potential Duck base thieves at second.
Texas Tech resumes play next weekend at the Worth Tournament in Tucson, Ariz.
Disappointingly, we were unable to bring fans the audio broadcast of the game from Farrington Stadium because of telephone difficulties at the site. Operations director Jody Roginson was heard shouting, "A jack, a jack, the ASU kingdom for a jack!" However, not only did no one at the facility understand the Shakespeare reference, no one knew where to find a dial tone. And, because the promised wireless networks failed, we apologize that we were unable to post information about the technical difficulties.
Additionally, the Red Raiders were informed that broadcasts from the Florida Atlantic Tournament, Feb. 22-25, will be unavailable. However, Gametracker will be accessible by all fans.
We will endeavor to bring fans broadcasts, but do apologize for any inconvenience or disappointments suffered. Apparently, the best way to follow the Red Raiders is to come along!