Hilltoppers Squeeze by Tech|
Feb. 17, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. - The weekend didn't end the way Texas Tech hoped, falling to Western Kentucky 2-1 in a close-fought contest Sunday to finish off the Kajikawa classic.
For the weekend, the Red Raiders finished 0-4, dropping two closely-contested games and falling to a very tough California team. Leah Legler led the way for Tech, going 2-3 with a pair of singles and a run scored. Montana Patin went 1-2 and knocked in the Red Raiders' only run of the morning. Ashly Jacobs pitched four innings and allowed just one earned run to pick up the loss in the circle. Sarah Losleben pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
Tech looked poised to take the early lead, as the first two hitters reached base. The Hilltoppers' hurler settled in, however, and halted the Red Raiders' push. WKU put its first run across in the bottom of the third on a run-scoring double. They added another in the bottom of the next inning to take the 2-0 advantage. Tech came back in the top of the sixth when Patin roped a single that brought in Legler from second base. The Red Raiders were unable to get anything else though and were shut out in their part of the seventh.
The Red Raiders will look to get back on track next weekend when they travel to Albuquerque, N.M. for the New Mexico Tournament Friday through Sunday.