Red Raiders Drop Two in Louisville Desert Classic|
Feb. 12, 2005
Red Raiders Drop Two in Louisville Desert Classic
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The Red Raiders were not able to overcome their opponents today at the Louisville Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tech fell 7-2 to Portland St. in the first game and 8-2 to Utah in the second game. Tech now has an overall record of 2-4.
"We lost two ugly games today," said head coach Teresa Wilson. "The only good thing I can say about that is nothing happened that we cannot correct. It is all in our control and when we learn to take ownership for controlling the game, we will be fine. We need to control the game, not let it control us."
Portland St. started off early scoring one run in the first inning and scoring four runs in the second inning off of two homeruns. The Beavers did not score again until the fifth inning when they tacked on two more runs. The Red Raiders were lead by freshman Devin Zaragoza who went 2 for 4 at the plate. Tech was not able to respond as they posted their two scores in the seventh. Both scores came when freshmen Jennifer Corkin hit a double to center field allowing Natalie Kula and Devin Zaragoza to score.
In game two, Utah also got an early start as they posted two runs in the first inning. In the fourth inning, they tacked on three more runs and another three in the seventh inning. Senior Kelly Rhyne led the Red Raiders at the plate going 2 for 3 with one RBI. Tech posted their first run in the fourth inning when Corkin smashed a homerun over center field. The Red Raiders did not score again until the sixth inning when Rhyne singled to center field allowing Zaragoza to score.
The Red Raiders will play two games on Sunday, the last day of the Louisville Desert Classic. Tech will face Louisville at 10:30 a.m. and Oregon St. at 2:30 p.m.