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Red Raider Softball Holds On For 5-3 Victory Over UC Davis

<B>Photo Courtesy Picturemann/Scott Mann</B><P>Jennifer Corkin went 3 for 4 to help lead the Red Raiders to a win.
Photo Courtesy Picturemann/Scott Mann

Jennifer Corkin went 3 for 4 to help lead the Red Raiders to a win.


Feb. 27, 2005

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STANFORD, California - Freshman Jennifer Corkin went 3 for 4 at the plate with three RBI and sophomore Ashley Parker went 2 for 3 with two RBI to help lead the Red Raiders to a 5-3 win over UC Davis.

UC Davis scored first as they posted two runs late in the first inning. Tech scored three runs in the third inning to go ahead 3-2. After the Red Raiders loaded the bases, Corkin doubled to right center knocking in all three runners.

UC Davis out their last run up in the third on a solo homerun by catcher Megan Thurman. The Red Raiders scored again in the sixth as A, Parker doubled to left center scoring Tech's other two runs. UC Davis was not able to respond and the Red Raiders held out to take the win.

Freshman Sarah Losleben started on the mound for Tech and threw for four innings, gave up four hits, three runs and marked two strikeouts. Junior Erin Crawford finished the game for the Red Raiders, pitching three innings of relief with four hits, and two strikeouts. Crawford advanced her record to 3-2 on the season.

"I was really pleased with the way we kept fighting back," said head coach Teresa Wilson. "To be down two runs, come back and take the lead and the have the game tied up again and then battle for the win - is another improving step in this teams learning process."

The Red Raiders will be at home next weekend for the first time this season. Tech is hosting the 2005 Mutual of Omaha Tournament.



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