No. 7 Baylor Slides Past Texas Tech Softball 9-7|
March 25, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 7 Baylor slid past Tech 9-7 as Baylor scored the winning runs in the bottom of the seventh from a two run homerun. Sophomore Natalie Kula went 1 for 2 with three RBI as the Red Raiders are now 18-10 on the season.
Baylor scored in the first inning as junior Harmony Schwethelm advanced around the bases on stolen bases, then scored on an error by the Texas Tech catcher. The Bears scored three more runs in the second inning, two runs from a homerun by senior Stephanie Pomes.
Osburn posted the third run as she doubled to right field scoring senior Melissa Huffhines. In the third, the Bears posted one more run as sophomore Chelsi Lake doubled to right field.
Tech scored two runs in the third inning as Kula smashed a homerun over centerfield scoring sophomore Heather Parker who reached base on an error by the shortstop.
In the third inning the Red Raiders rallied for the lead. Senior Kelly Rhyne led off the inning with a double to right field. Sophomore Brandy Moulin walked and freshman Jennifer Bowers followed with a double to center field and scored Rhyne.
Parker walked and Kula was hit by the pitch walking in pinch runner Amanda Oakes. Senior Natalie Enderlin walked and walked in Bowers then freshman Jennifer Corkin reached on an error by first base. The error allowed Kula and Parker to score getting the Red Raiders first lead of the game, 7-5.
The Red Raiders held the Bears to two scoreless innings as they did not score in the fourth or fifth inning. Baylor scored two runs in the sixth on a sacrifice bunt from Leerberg scoring Wilmoth. The second run came from a sacrifice fly from Pomes allowing Leerberg to score, tying the score at 7-7.
The Bears posted the winning runs in the seventh inning on a two run homerun from Lake scoring Schwethelm.
Junior pitcher Erin Crawford started the game for the Red Raiders and pitched three innings facing 15 batters, striking out two and walking one. Junior Julie Hauck came in at the start of the fourth inning pitching two innings of relief with one strikeout and facing nine batters.
Freshman Sarah Losleben pitched one inning of relief for the Red Raiders. Crawford finished the game in the circle for Tech pitching one more inning with one strikeout and one walk and facing six batters. Crawford was the pitcher of record and is now 10-5.
The Red Raiders face Baylor on Sat., March 26 at 2 p.m. for the second game.