Texas Tech Softball Clinches First Home Victory
March 4, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Ashley Parker went 3 for 3 at the plate to lead the Red Raiders to a 10-2 victory over UC Riverside in day one of the 2005 Mutual of Omaha Tournament at Rocky Johnson Field. The Red Raiders are now 7-7 on the season and the win over UCR is Tech's first home win for the 2005 campaign.
Tech came out of the gates early and posted three runs in the first inning when freshman Jennifer Corkin smashed a three-run homerun over the right field fence. UCR did not respond until the third when sophomore Elizabeth Buck hit a homerun to centerfield. UCR posted their final run the fourth when junior Melissa Sanchez hit a homerun to right field.
The Red Raiders quickly sealed the victory when they scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth. A, Parker started it as she scored Whitney Riley when she tripled to right center. Senior Natalie Enderlin put another run on the board when she singled up the middle scoring A, Parker. After advancing around the bases, Enderlin scored the next run on a wild pitch. Sophomore Brandy Moulin doubled to centerfield scoring Corkin who made her way around the bags. Scoring next for Tech was Natalie Kula when she doubled to left center scoring Moulin. Tech was able to make it completely through their line-up when Heather Parker doubled to the middle scoring Kula.
The game was called after the top of the fifth inning.
The Red Raiders fell 2-0 to No. 38 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in game one of the 2005 Mutual of Omaha Tournament at Rocky Johnson Field. The game remained scoreless until the top of the sixth inning when the Islanders posted both runs. TAMU-CC freshman Crystal Russell hit a double to left field allowing the two runs to cross the plate.
Sophomore Ashley Parker went 2 for 3 at the plate for the Red Raiders. Freshman Devin Zaragoza and sophomore Natalie Kula posted the other two runs for the Red Raiders. Junior pitcher Erin Crawford received the loss for Tech. Crawford pitched a complete game with three strikeouts and no walks.
The Red Raiders will continue tournament play on Sat., March 5 at 2 p.m. against New Mexico and Centenary at 4:30 p.m.
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