Brokeshoulder Continues Shutout Streak in 10-0 Victory|
March 6, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Ashley Brokeshoulder continued Texas Tech's scoreless innings streak Sunday, pitching four shutout innings in the 19th-ranked Red Raiders' 10-0 victory over Dayton at Rocky Johnson Field.
With the shutout, Tech (21-0) has not allowed a run in its last 26.1 innings, dating back to the sixth inning of the Feb. 27 game against Wichita State. The streak breaks the previous school record of 22.2-consecutive innings set in 2008.
Brokeshoulder (7-0) earned her second win in as many days after allowing only three hits to the Flyers to go along with three walks and six strikeouts. Kermitria Ward pitched a perfect fifth inning of relief.
Despite Tech's first scoreless first inning of the weekend, the Red Raiders responded to post four runs in the second, beginning with a Cydney Allen solo home run to center. Randi Tongate later added a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to left field for another run before Mikey Kenney doubled down the left field line to plate two additional runners.
Raven Richardson added another run for Tech in the third off a single up the middle, scoring pinch runner Meredith Heath from third. Richardson finished the game 3-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and three RBIs.
The Red Raiders put the game away in the fourth, scoring five runs in the inning which allowed Tech to end its eighth-straight game by run rule. Kenney, Allen, and Logan Hall all added RBIs early in the frame before Richardson closed the inning with a two-run single up the middle.
Sarah Wedel (1-3) earned the loss for Dayton after going 3.1 innings, allowing six runs off six hits and four walks. Dayton (7-7) completed the Red Raider Classic at 2-3 overall.