Oklahoma State Rallies to Sweep Texas Tech in Doubleheader|
April 19, 2005
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - Oklahoma State rallies past Texas Tech to sweep in the Tuesday evening doubleheader in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowgirls won the first game 8-0 and the second game with a score of 9-8. The Red Raiders fall to 22-19 on the season and 2-10 in Big 12 while Oklahoma State advances to 31-16 overall and 6-7 in conference.
In the first game, Tech posted two hits from lead-off hitter Ashley Parker and Jennifer Corkin. Freshman Sarah Losleben pitched 3.2 innings for the Red Raiders giving up five hits, four runs, four walks and tallying four strikeouts. Senior Keely Tucker pitched one inning of relief giving up two hits, four runs and two walks. Losleben was the pitcher of record and is now 8-2 on the season.
In game two, Tech took the early lead scoring one run in the first inning. Senior Kelly Rhyne marked the first RBI when she singled to right center scoring freshman Whitney Riley. The Red Raiders advanced the lead in the fifth inning as they plated six runs to take the 7-0 lead.
A, Parker scored first in the fifth inning on a wild pitch during Rhyne's at bat. The Red Raiders then loaded the bases as sophomore Brandy Moulin singled to the pitcher and allowed Riley to score. Senior Lisa Lawler doubled down the right field line and scored Rhyne and pinch runner, Amanda Oakes who ran for Corkin. Sophomore Natalie Kula doubled to right field scoring Lawler and Moulin to bring the score to 7-0.
The Cowgirls scored two runs in the fifth inning and then rallied in the sixth to score five runs and bring the score tied at 7-7.
The Red Raiders were able to put up one more run in the seventh inning as Rhyne scored when Kula reached first on an error at first base.
Junior Julie Hauck started and finished the game for Tech as she went 5.1 innings with six hits, three runs, four walks and three strikeouts. Erin Crawford pitched 1.1 innings with four hits, four runs, two walks and one strikeout. Losleben also pitched, facing only two batters. Hauck received the loss for the game, bringing her record to 1-6.
Oklahoma State rallied to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 9-8.
The Red Raiders travel to Texas A&M to play on Sat., April 23 and Sun., April 24 at 2 p.m. and noon respectively. Then Tech continues on the road at Texas with a doubleheader on Tues., April 26 with the first pitch set at 5 p.m.