Talley, Williams Boost Texas Tech to 7-1 Victory Over Bryant
Brittany Talley gave up just four hits in Texas Tech's 7-1 victory over Bryant Wednesday.
March 13, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Brittany Talley tossed a four-hit complete game and Katelyn Williams drove in a career-high four runs to help Texas Tech begin its week-long stay in San Diego with a 7-1 victory Wednesday at SDSU Softball Stadium.
The victory marked Tech's sixth-straight, its longest winning streak this season, heading into the second game of a doubleheader against Fairfield.
Williams gave the Red Raiders the lead early as she drove a dribbler just out of reach of second baseman Liana Ogata to score both Shelby Johnson and Sandy James. It was the first of two hits for Williams, who also connected on her sixth home run of the season in the fourth with a two-run shot.
The Red Raiders scored four runs in the fourth to break open a previous 2-0 lead as Mikey Kinney drew a bases-loaded walk and Johnson grounded out to second to bring in another run.
The six-run lead was enough for Talley, who struck out three and held Bryant to just two hits through six innings before giving up back-to-back singles to start the seventh that led to a Madeline Velasquez sacrifice fly.
Talley (6-4) struck out three in the complete-game effort, which was the first time she had gone a full seven innings this season.
Tech also picked up a run in the fifth off a two-out RBI double from Taylor Powell that smacked into the wall in center field. She scored pinch runner Emily Cooper, who was running at first after a Lexie Elkins single.
Brittany Hart (2-2) took the loss for Bryant as she was one of four pitchers to appear for the Bulldogs. She gave up the two runs off three hits in the first before being relieved to start the third by Elle Madsen.