March 3, 2012
The win marked Tech's 14th in its last 15 games after the Red Raiders started the year 1-4 at the Arizona State Kajikawa Classic.
Tech is facing Binghamton this weekend for the first time in school history with the Red Raiders now leading the series 2-0.
Tech clinched the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic title with the win as the Red Raiders are a perfect 4-0 after two days of action. Both UT-Arlington and Binghamton are 1-3 heading into the final day.
The Red Raiders came close to matching their season high in hits that was set just earlier in the day as Tech finished with 13 against the Bearcats. Tech also had 14 hits against UT-Arlington earlier in the day.
Mikey Kenney sat out the game to rest a sore shin, marking only the second time in her career where she did not start a game. The other was a March 14, 2010 contest against North Carolina Central.
With Kenney's absence in the lineup, Ashley Hamada moved over to center field for the first time in her career as Hamada had primarily only played right field the last two seasons. She also appeared in left field five times during her 2009 freshman season.
After totaling her first career RBI in the day's opening game, Kaitlyn Williams came back to record her first career home run against the Bearcats as she hit a shot over the right-field fence in the fifth inning.
Holley Gentsch also added her first career dinger on the year as part of a 2-for-3 game at the plate that included a pair of RBI and two runs scored. It was her first multiple-hit game of the yar and third multiple-RBI game.
Kermitria Ward recorded Tech's first triple of the year as she slapped a shot to right-center in the third to score Gentsch from first. Ward tried to come all the way around on the play but was thrown out at the plate on a throw just in time.
Cara Custer tossed her seventh complete game of the year en route to her Big 12-leading ninth victory. The freshman did not surrender an earned run for the second-straight day.
Sandy James finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the second-straight game which marked her sixth multiple-hit game this year and fourth multiple-RBI game. She has reached base in each of Tech's last 14 games as well.
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