Johnson's Five Hits Drive Texas Tech Past IPFW
Shelby Johnson matched the Tech school record with five hits Saturday against IPFW.
March 9, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Shelby Johnson matched the Texas Tech school record with five hits and drove in six runs to lead the Red Raiders to a 12-4 victory over IPFW Saturday afternoon at Rocky Johnson Field.
The victory improved Tech (15-8) to 2-1 so far in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic entering the second game of the day against UMKC.
After falling to the Mastodons (8-5) the day before, Johnson paced a Tech offense that scored its most runs since plating 18 in the tournament opener last weekend against Jackson State. The Red Raiders scored in all six innings, including four in the sixth to end the game via run-rule.
Johnson went 5-for-5 with a double in the first and then four singles to match the Tech school record for hits that was set by Stephanie Drewry on Feb. 27, 2009, against South Florida. She drove in a season-high six runs, matching the most for a Tech player this season.
With the wind blowing out to left, Tech scored all its runs without using the long ball as Camello recorded three RBI, two of which were off a two-run single in the third, while James and Powell added an RBI of their own as well.
Cara Custer (7-2) picked up the win after giving up four runs off six hits and three walks. She also struck out four in her fifth complete game already this year.
IPFW scored two in the fourth off solo home runs from Ashleigh and Alex Bousquet and then two more in the sixth off a Dani Pugh single to left field.
Megan Flenniken (1-2) took the loss for IPFW as she surrendered eight runs off 11 hits and five walks while striking out two. Sara Lazarowich pitched the sixth where she allowed four runs off three hits.