DeBuhr Pitches Huskers Past Red Raiders, 3-2|
April 17, 2005
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska freshman pitcher Ashley DeBuhr has pitched three complete games against the Red Raiders this season tossing the Huskers to victory all three times. The two teams met earlier this season in tournament play at Wichita State and then the two games this series of Big 12 play. Nebraska swept today with a 3-2 win of the Red Raiders. Tech is now 22-17 overall and 2-8 in Big 12 while Nebraska moves to 27-15 overall and 5-5 in conference.
In the first inning, Husker lead-off hitter Anne Steffan reached base on an error and then advanced to second on the play. Jessica Yoachim followed with a single to third base and then advanced to second on a play being made at home where the Red Raiders threw Steffan out.
Rock singled to shortstop and then stole second and with runners on second and third, clean-up hitter Trisha Tannahill was thrown out at first but knocked in Yoachim for a run. In the next at bat, Rock scored on a wild pitch, bringing the score to 2-0 until the third inning when the Huskers scored their final run. Yoachim scored again as Sheena Lawrick grounded out to second.
The Red Raiders posted their two runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Senior Lisa Lawler hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield scoring freshman Jennifer Bowers who previously reached on a triple to centerfield. In the sixth inning it was senior Kelly Rhyne who hit a sacrifice fly to leftfield scoring freshman Whitney Riley who got on base with a double down the left field line.
DeBuhr faced 26 Red Raiders giving up four hits, two runs and striking out five batters. DeBuhr is now 17-13 on the season. Junior pitcher Julie Hauck tossed 5.1 innings for Tech with two strikeouts and two walks and freshman Sarah Losleben came in to close as she threw 0.2 innings, facing only two batters. Hauck was the pitcher of record and is now 1-5.
Tech travels to Oklahoma State to complete the first four of the eight consecutive road games. The Red Raiders will face the Cowgirls in a doubleheader Tuesday, April 19 with first pitch slated for 2 p.m.