No. 6 Oklahoma Takes Two from Texas Tech
April 11, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Senior Oklahoma catcher Heather Scaglione went 5 for 7 with eight RBI for the day to help carry the Sooners over Tech, 8-5 in game one and 9-2 in the second game. The Red Raiders fall to 22-15 on the season and 2-6 in Big 12 as Oklahoma advances to 40-7 overall and 8-1 in conference.
Oklahoma freshman pitcher Stacy Braddock threw a career high of 13 strikeouts to hurl the Sooners past Tech, 9-2. Both teams went scoreless till the third inning with the Sooners scored one run when Scaglione doubled down the left field line scoring sophomore Norrelle Dickson.
Oklahoma plated another run when freshman Tayl'r Hollis was walked to first also walking in Scaglione from third. With the bases loaded in the third inning and one out, Tech freshman pitcher Sarah Losleben struck out two Sooners in a row to end the inning. Oklahoma advanced the score to 3-0 in the top of the fourth inning when Scaglione singled to left field scoring Dickson.
Red Raider senior Lisa Lawler smashed her second homerun this season in the fifth inning to cut the Oklahoma lead to 3-1.
The Sooners scored two more runs in the sixth as junior Kristin Vesely scored on a passed ball and then senior Jessica Leslie scored on a play being made at second when senior Christina Enea reached on a fielders choice and sophomore Amber Spaulding was out at second.
The Sooners posted four more runs in the seventh inning to take the lead to 9-1. One score came from Oklahoma senior Kami Keiter as she hit a homerun over right field. Vesely scored when Leslie doubled to left center and Leslie scored when Scaglione singled through the right side.
In game one, Oklahoma held off the late rally by the Red Raiders as the Sooners won 8-5.
Oklahoma scored five runs in the first inning to take the lead and then the Red Raiders held the Sooners to only three runs in the next six innings.
Tech posted three runs in the fourth inning as freshman Jennifer Bowers doubled up the middle and drove in freshman Jennifer Corkin. Sophomore Natalie Kula cleared the bases as she singled up the middle and scored Kelly Rhyne and Bowers.
The Red Raiders cut the lead to 8-5 in the fifth inning when freshman Whitney Riley doubled to centerfield and scored Devin Zaragoza who reached base on a single to shortstop and Ashley Parker who reached base on a fielder's choice by the pitcher.
For both games, Lawler led at the plate going 3 for 5 with one RBI and Bowers and Rhyne both went 2 for 6 on the day. The pitching staff was led by Losleben who pitched eight innings for the Red Raiders with seven strikeouts and three walks.
The Red Raiders are on the road for eight straight games as they travel to Nebraska for the first series April 16 and 17 in Lincoln.
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