Tech Edges Oregon State for First Win
Feb. 29, 2008
FULLERTON, Calif. - A sixth-inning rally gave Texas Tech softball its first win of the season with a 2-1 decision over a tough Oregon State team (8-10) in the Red Raiders' first game of the Fullerton Worth Tournament Friday afternoon.
Tye Coats (1-4) gave up just three hits in seven innings for the complete-game win, while also helping plate the potential winning run. Whitney Riley went 3-3 with a double and scored the winning run to lead Tech, and Devin Zaragoza went 2-3 with a pair of singles to extend her hitting streak to six games. Leah Legler saw her six-game hitting streak snapped.
Coats and the Beavers' Kelly Dyer engaged in a pitcher's duel through the first five innings, limiting each other to scattered hits only. OSU finally put the first run on the board in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly. Coats pitched out of a bases-loaded jam, however, to limit the Beavers to just the one run.
Tech fought back in the bottom of the inning. Montana Patin started things off with a single and advanced to third on a Whitney Riley double. She scored a short time later on a single from Coats. Coats then stole second base and Riley raced in ahead of the throw to give Tech the 2-1 lead. Coats put OSU down in order in the seventh to finish off the contest.
The Red Raiders will be right back in action when they take on host Cal State Fullerton at 8 p.m. CT. Fans can follow the action at www.texastech.com.
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