No. 17 Missouri Downs Tech, 8-0
April 9, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Missouri sophomore catcher Kathy Masterson went 2 for 3 at the plate with three RBI to help lead the Tigers to a 8-0 win over Tech in six innings at Rocky Johnson Field Sat. afternoon. The Red Raiders are now 22-12 on the season and 2-3 in Big 12 as Missouri advances to 30-6 overall and 4-3 in conference.
Both teams went scoreless till the third inning when Missouri scored three runs. Sophomore Leanne Bowers hit a homerun to left center scoring sophomore Sarah Stringer who walked. The third run was scored when red-shirt freshman Micaela Minner as she reached on an error by first baseman Jennifer Corkin and junior Jessica Roening was able to score on the play.
The Tigers advanced the score to 6-0 in the fifth inning as they posted three more runs. Masterson tripled down the left field line scoring freshman Jen Bruck and Amy Henke and then Masterson scored on the throw. They scored their two final runs in the sixth inning as Minner hit a homerun to right center scoring Roening.
The Red Raiders got their first two hits in the fourth inning from lead-off hitter sophomore Ashley Parker as she placed the ball right over shortstop and by senior Natalie Enderlin as she dropped the ball right behind the pitcher. Sophomore Brandy Moulin got a hit in the fifth inning as she singled to shortstop and sophomore Natalie Kula got Tech's fourth hit in the sixth inning as she laid a bunt down right in front of the plate.
Junior Erin Crawford started in the circle for the Red Raiders as she pitched three innings with one strikeout and one walk. Crawford gave up three hits and three runs and received the loss for Tech making her record 13-6. Freshman Sarah Losleben pitched 1.2 innings of relief with two hits, three runs, five walks and two strikeouts. Senior Keely Tucker closed the game for Tech with 1.1 innings pitched, two hits, two runs and two strikeouts.
The Red Raiders will look to split the series with Missouri at 1 p.m., Sun., April 10 at Rocky Johnson Field.
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