Red Raiders Roll Past Utah Valley, 8-2
Feb. 19, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Ashley Brokeshoulder earned her second win in as many days, leading No. 21 Texas Tech to a 8-2 victory over Utah Valley Friday afternoon to conclude the second day of the Texas Tech Invitational at Rocky Johnson Field.
After topping Bryant, 10-2, earlier in the day, the Red Raiders left little to doubt early on as Cydney Allen scored Emily Bledsoe on an RBI single to center field to give Tech an early 1-0 lead it would never relinquish.
Raven Richardson got things started for Tech in the second, tripling down to left field. She would later score off a Kermitria Ward ground out to third. Stephanie Drewry kept things going for Tech later in the inning, knocking a single to center field to score Mikey Kenney and McKenzie Clemmons as part of a three-run inning for the Red Raiders.
Brokehshoulder (4-0) was dominant from there, not allowing a hit over the first three innings before Deianna Russell hit a two-out double for the Wolverines in the fourth. Russell later scored in the inning off a delayed steal attempt by Samantha Telarroja that allowed Russell to score from third before the tag for the final out was made.
After Clemmons and Ward lead off the fourth inning with a single and walk, respectively, Mikey Kenney jump-started a three-run inning for the Red Raiders, sending a double to right field that scored Clemmons. Ward eventually scored off an Allen fielder's choice. Logan Hall drove in Tech's final run in the inning with an RBI single to center field.
The Red Raiders came close to ending the game in five innings, loading up the bases in the bottom half of the inning, but Drewry's grounder to third was fielded by Korryn Coates for the final out.
Brokeshoulder earned the win after five innings pitched where she allowed only three hits and one run. Karli Merlich threw the final two innings for Tech, giving up a run off three hits.
Despite earning the win earlier in the day against Bryant, Josi Summers (1-4) could not pick up her second win of the day, earning the loss after going only 1.2 innings while allowing four runs.
Tech concludes the weekend with one final doubleheader on Sunday as the Red Raiders face Bryant beginning at 10 a.m. and Utah Valley immediately following.
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