Two Innings Cost Tech Against Campbell
March 7, 2008
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Two innings proved to be the difference as Texas Tech dropped a run-filled contest 11-7 to Campbell Friday afternoon. The Camels scored four runs in the third innings and five more in the fourth to hold off a Red Raider comeback.
With the win, Campbell improved to 16-7 on the year. Whitney Riley paced Tech at the plate by going 2-3 with an RBI. Montana Patin and Jennifer Bowers both finished with two RBI apiece on two-run doubles. Patin finished 1-4 and Bowers was 1-3. Elizabeth Eimen added an RBI as she saw her three-game hitting streak snapped. Tye Coats (2-7) picked up the loss in the circle.
Things looked promising for the Red Raiders in the early going as they plated the first run of the game in the bottom of the second when Riley came in on an error from the Campbell catcher. The Camels came back with four runs of their own to go ahead 4-1. Tech fought back with two runs in the third when Megan Shupp and Leah Legler came in on Patin's double to right center. That would be all Tech would get in the inning as Campbell's Lauren Stephan settled in to retire the next two hitters and end the inning.
Two errors cost Tech in the fourth as the Camels capitalized with five runs, four of which were unearned. They added another run in the fifth to extend their lead further. The Red Raiders fought back once again, however, with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Legler singled and eventually came in on a Riley single. Devin Zaragoza added the second run when she came in on a fielder's choice off the bat of Eimen.
After Campbell tacked on a run in the seventh, Tech mounted another comeback attempt by putting two on with just one out. Bowers' double with two outs brought in Jenny Krause and Riley, but the Camels forced a groundout to end the game.
The Red Raiders will be right back in action as they take on North Dakota State at 8 p.m. CT. Fans can catch the action live via www.texastech.com.
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