Red Raider Softball Holds Off Wichita St. for 3-1 Victory|
March 12, 2005
WICHITA, Kansas - Senior Natalie Enderlin went 3 for 4 at the plate for the Red Raiders as Tech held off Wichita St. 3-1, to take the win. The Red Raiders fell to Nebraska 4-0 in the second game of day two. Tech is now 11-9 on the season.
In the Wichita St. game, the Red Raiders scored first as they posted one run in the third inning. Ashley Parker got on base when she laid a bunt down in front of the plate. Enderlin was next on base as she singled through the right side. Kelly Rhyne was walked as she went to first to load the bases for Brandy Moulin as she singled up the middle scoring Enderlin.
Tech scored two more runs in the fifth inning. Enderlin led off with a single to left field and Jennifer Corkin followed with a single through left field. Rhyne was walked again to load the bases for Tech. Brandy Moulin reached on a fielder's choice as the Shockers threw Enderlin out at home. Jennifer Bowers singled and then advanced to second on an error by right field. Bowers scored Rhyne and Oakes who pinch ran for Corkin.
Wichita St. tried to rally in the fifth to score, but the Red Raiders held them off. With the bases loaded, the Shockers posted their lone run on a catchers inference call at the plate, walking in their one run.
Junior Erin Crawford pitched six innings for the Red Raiders posting three strikeouts and three walks. Junior Julie Hauck pitched one inning of relief, striking out one of the three batters she faced.
The Red Raiders were not able to rally past Nebraska as they fell 4-0 in the second game. Senior Keely Tucker pitched the complete game for Tech striking out two batters and walking two. Tucker held Nebraska to four hits.
The Red Raiders will face Valparaiso at 10 a.m. on Sun., March 13 to conclude tournament play.