Aztecs End Texas Tech's Winning Streak With 3-0 Shutout
Katelyn Williams had one of Texas Tech's two hits in a 3-0 loss to San Diego State Saturday.
March 17, 2013
SANTEE, Calif. - Kamerin May broke up a scoreless game in the sixth with a two-out RBI single and Lorena Bauer followed with a two-run homer to lead San Diego State to a 3-0 victory over Texas Tech Saturday evening at the Santee Sports Complex.
The loss ended a 10-game winning streak for the Red Raiders (24-9), who defeated Buffalo, 8-0, earlier in the day. The Aztecs (19-12) are the only team to remain undefeated in the San Diego State Classic while Tech drops to 3-1 in the tournament.
"We faced good pitching tonight and that was really the story in the game," Tech head coach Shanon Hays said. "Cara (Custer) threw one of her better ballgames this year but unfortunately gave up a few runs at the wrong time. We played well but just couldn't get the timely hits that we're accustomed to."
The back-to-back hits in the sixth were two of only three given up by Tech starter Cara Custer and just two of five total hits in the game as Rebecca Arbino tossed a two-hit shutout.
Arbino (10-7) rebounded from a leadoff walk in the first to hold the Red Raiders hitless through five innings until Gretchen Aucoin opened the sixth with a single up the middle. Katelyn Williams notched the only other hit off the right-hander as she led off the seventh with a double to left field.
The Red Raiders struck out just two times off Arbino and left five runners on, beginning with Mikey Kenney in the first, then two in the sixth followed by Williams in the seventh. It was the fewest hits Tech had been held to this season.
Custer (10-3) matched Arbino for most of the game as the right-hander surrendered just three hits and struck out eight, including five-consecutive in the second and third innings. She plunked leadoff Kayla Jordan to start San Diego State's sixth-inning rally in what was her only free pass in the game.
The Red Raiders close the San Diego State Classic on Sunday morning with an 11 a.m. CT first pitch against Marist.