Two Wins for Red Raiders
March 20, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ashly Jacobs (10-0) and Ashley Brokeshoulder (6-2) each pitched complete-game victories as Texas Tech improves to 28-3 on the season with wins over Florida A&M, 7-2, and Towson, 6-2.
Jacobs pitched a four-hit gem in the first game of the day, allowing two runs, one earned, and whiffing nine Rattlesnake hitters. She got run support courtesy of the long ball by Logan Hall (her first), Raven Richardson (fourth) and Mikey Kenney, (team-leading 12th of the year). Those three and Emily Bledsoe each had multiple hits as Kenney and Richardson also whacked doubles as the heart of the order did their run-producing jobs. Also with hits were Ashley Hamada, Jordan Palmer and McKenzie Clemmons as the squad belted out a dozen hits in the morning game.
Brokeshoulder, who was perfect through five innings, finished with a four-hitter of her own, but Towson picked up a pair of earned runs in the last two innings to blemish the otherwise stellar outing. The freshman fanned two.
Holley Gentsch delivered the long ball in the second game as the sophomore drove her third home run of the season out of the park in left to finish with a pair of RBI. Bledsoe and Hamada each doubled and Stephanie Drewry, Kenney and Jennifer Lee all collected hits for the Red Raiders.
Tech next faces Maryland in their final pre-conference tournament game scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Central Time.
Note about the long ball for Tech: Mikey Kenney's 12 home runs on the season already ranks her in a tie for 6th on Tech all-time career list. The team's 26 blasts are only six shy of a team program best and Kenney appears likely to be able to hit that many herself, with only 31 of Tech's games in the proverbial books.
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