Texas Tech Starts Day With 9-1 Rout of UT-Arlington
Logan Hall finished 2-for-4 with two RBI in Tech's 9-1 victory over UT-Arlington Saturday.
March 3, 2012
The win kept the Red Raiders (14-5) rolling as Tech claimed its 13th victory in its last 14 contests. Tech is also 3-0 on the weekend heading into its second game later in the afternoon against Binghamton.
Perez helped the Red Raiders get on the board early in the first as she drove in two of four Tech runs in the inning with a double to left field. She brought around Emily Bledsoe and Sandy James on the play after the pair reached earlier on a walk and fielder's choice.
Mikey Kenney led off the second with a solo home run to left, her third-straight game with a dinger. She is the second player this season to homer in three-consecutive games, joining Perez who did it during Tech's trip to Las Vegas a few weeks ago.
Tech also posted three runs in the fourth, one off a Perez solo shot with the others two coming from a ground out from James to short and a RBI single from Raven Richardson.
The Red Raiders finished the game with a season-high 14 hits en route to their second run-rule victory this year.
Kenney led the way with another 3-for-3 performance at the plate as she has now recorded a hit in each of her last six at-bats. Hall joined her with a 3-for-4 day at the plate that included a RBI double to center to end the game.
Perez and James also recorded multiple-hit games as both finished 2-for-4, marking the seventh time Perez had at least two hits this year and the fifth time for James.
UT-Arlington (9-7), which lost its morning game to Binghamton, scored its only run in the second off a Chelsea Enocksen solo shot to left field.
Tech starter Brittany Talley (5-2) picked up her second win in as many days after giving up the lone run off four hits while striking out four and walking one.
She was backed once again by a stingy defense that did not commit an error for the fourth-straight game. Tech has now gone 34.0 straight errorless innings dating back to the opening hitter Feb. 25 against Stephen F. Austin.
Teri Lyles (4-4) took the loss for the second-straight day against the Red Raiders as she gave up all nine runs, seven of which were earned, in a complete game effort. She also had five strikeouts on the outing while walking two.