Softball Wins Alabama Tournament
Feb. 28, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech fastpitch softball team defeated Eastern Kentucky University (10-1), Northeastern Illinois (4-0) and the University of Tennessee--Chatanooga (2-0) today. The Red Raiders move to 18-4 on the season.
In the first game the Red Raiders faced Eastern Kentucky University. Freshman pitcher Amanda Renfro started the game for Tech, but Danielle Brady entered the game in the third inning and picked up the win. Texas Tech scored nine runs in the first inning and one more in the fifth to win the contest. EKU's only run came on a solo homerun hit off of Brady in the third.
After beating EKU, Tech played in the semifinals, facing Northeastern Illinois. The Red Raiders and pitcher Renfro shut out the Golden Eagles 4-0. Tech scored one run in the third inning and three in the fourth while holding Northeastern Illinois to zero. Renfro recorded the win over Northeastern Illinois.
In the final game of the tournament the Red Raiders beat the University of Tennessee--Chatanooga 2-0 to clinch the tournament title. Both of Texas Tech's runs came in the third inning with Renfro picking up the win.
After pitching 23 innings and allowing only one run on the weekend, pitcher Amanda Renfro was name the All-tournament team as the most valuable player. Her earned run average for the tournament was a remarkable 0.43. After today's action she moves to 8-2 on the season. Junior second baseman Jenny Kohler was also named to the All-tournament team.
Texas Tech will return to action Wednesday as they travel to New Mexico to face Eastern New Mexico State. The Red Raiders defeated ENMS 9-1on February 7 in Lubbock.