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Brokeshoulder Throws Shutout as Tech Tops Bryant

Ashley Brokeshoulder

Ashley Brokeshoulder

Feb. 18, 2011

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Ashley Brokeshoulder threw five shutouts innings and No. 21 Texas Tech used a five-run fifth inning to defeat Bryant, 10-0, Friday afternoon in the final game of a doubleheader at Rocky Johnson Field.

After Bryant scored 15 runs against Utah Valley earlier in the day, Brokeshoulder (3-0) quieted the Bulldogs' bats from the beginning, getting two quick 3-up, 3-down innings before finally allowing a hit to start the third.

The sophomore allowed only three hits over five innings as the game was called after the fifth due to the mercy rule. Her only trouble came in the fifth inning as Bryant loaded the bases with two outs, but Brokeshoulder got Lauren Guy to fly out to right field to end the game.

Tech (7-0) led from the beginning as Mikey Kenney leadoff the first inning with a double that was eventually turned into a run after a Stephanie Drewry sacrifice bunt and a Bryant illegal pitch.

Drewry platted two runs for Tech in the second off a rolling single in between the first and second basemen, scoring Kermitria Ward and Raven Richardson. Kenney would also score on the play after Laura Bowen's throw went to the backstop.

Taylor Powell drove in the first of two RBIs on the day in the third, knocking a bloop single over the bag at second to score Logan Hall and Meredith Heath following an errant throw to third by Kristen Carter in center field. Ward added Tech's final RBI in the inning off a fielder's choice.

The win continued Tech's best start to a season in school history as the Red Raiders head into another doubleheader on Saturday against both Bryant and Utah Valley. Bryant won the first game of the day, scoring six runs in the seventh inning to rally and defeat Utah Valley, 16-15.

Tech gets underway around 1 p.m. Saturday, taking on Bryant first before facing Utah Valley immediately following. Utah Valley and Bryant will play the day's first game beginning at 11 a.m.



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