Tech Surges Past Cougars for Second Straight Win|
March 9, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Texas Tech softball spotted the College of Charleston three runs through the first three innings before racing back with eight runs in the final three innings Sunday to take the 8-3 win. The victory gives the Red Raiders two straight wins to wrap up the Stanford Classic.
Tech (5-17) roped out a season-high 13 hits to record double-digit hits for the second straight game. Elizabeth Eimen led the attack with a 3-4 performance, while Devin Zaragoza was 2-4 with a pair of RBI. Leah Legler and Jennifer Corkin were 2-3 and 2-4, respectively, and Jennifer Bowers finished 1-2 with three RBI. Corkin picked up the third triple of her career and first of the season as part of the hit parade. Sarah Losleben (2-3) pitched five innings and struck out four in relief of Alex Watkins to pick up the victory.
The action started off slow as neither squad managed much of whimper in the first. The Cougars drew first blood in the contest with a run-scoring single in the second. They added two more in the third on a two-run home run.
After shutting out the CofC in the fourth, It was all Red Raiders from there as they quickly put four runs on the board in the bottom of the inning. Corkin opened the action with a single to center and eventually came in when Losleben drew a bases-loaded walk. Bowers was hit by a pitch to bring in the second run, and Zaragoza capped off the inning with a two-run single to left.
The Red Raiders put a three spot on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Corkin opened the action with a triple down the right field line. Whitney Riley followed it up with a single to bring her in. Bowers capped things off with a two-run single.
Montana Patin doubled to left center to open up the sixth and eventually came around on a Cougar error to give Tech its final run of the game and the victory.
Tech will stay on the road as it travels to Honolulu, Hawai'i for the Spring Fling Hawai'i Tournament March 12-15. The Red Raiders will battle Maine Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT in its first game.