March 4, 2012
Tech won its 16th game in its last 17 chances as the Red Raiders' only loss during that stretch was to Texas State in the championship game of the Texas Shootout last Sunday in Waco.
With the win, Tech improves to 7-4 all-time against UT-Arlington and 4-1 in games played in Lubbock.
In 20 innings against the Mavericks this weekend, the Tech pitching staff only allowed two runs total with both coming in the final two games.
The Red Raiders wrapped the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic with a perfect 6-0 record for the second-straight season as Tech also swept through Northern Illinois, St. John's, and Wichita State last year.
UT-Arlington's three hits in the game matched the season low for a Tech opponent, joining both Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 25) and DePaul (Feb. 19).
Custer wrapped the weekend having not given up an earned run while striking out 18 total batters as well. The freshman went 3-0 with two complete games that included a shutout in the Friday afternoon game against the Mavericks.
Brittany Talley also wrapped a successful weekend in the circle, finishing with a 1.00 ERA and a 2-0 record. The left-hander gave up only two earned runs over 14.0 innings of work, including two against UT-Arlington Sunday.
Katelyn Williams drove in a run for the fourth-straight game as the freshman recorded a career-high three RBI against the Mavericks. She finished 1-for-3 at the plate and brought home Tech's first run for the second-straight game.
Williams hit .333 on the weekend while connecting on her first career home run. She also brought in seven RBI and scored a pair of runs.
Emily Bledsoe recorded her second multiple-hit game of the year and first three-hit performance as the senior went 3-for-4 with a RBI. It was her first multiple-hit game since going 2-for-2 against Texas State Feb. 24 in the opener of the Texas Shootout in Waco.
Sandy James reached base for the 16th-consecutive game as she went 1-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBI. It marked her fifth multiple-RBI game of the season, tying Adriana Perez for the team high.
Logan Hall continued her strong presence at the plate with another multiple-hit game as she finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. It was her fourth multiple-hit game of the year, all of which have come during the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic.
Head coach Shanon Hays used most of his roster in this one as 19 of the squad's 24 players saw action.
Freshman Derryn Hebert made her first appearance at the plate this season, crushing a pinch hit single in the sixth. She was later stranded to end the inning.
With the win, Hays improved to 97-39 in his two-plus seasons at Tech, leaving him just three victories shy of the 100 mark. He is 211-55 in four-plus seasons as a collegiate softball coach.
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