No. 5 Texas A&M Holds Off Texas Tech, 7-2|
April 23, 2005
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In front of Texas A&M's third largest crowd in school history, Aggie freshman pitcher Amanda Scarborough pitched a no hitter till the fifth inning when the Red Raiders plated their only two runs. Texas A&M took the win, 7-2, Saturday afternoon in College Station, Texas. Texas Tech falls to 22-20 on the season and 2-11 in Big 12 while Texas A&M advances to 40-4 overall and 11-2 in conference.
The Aggies took the early lead as they score two runs in the first inning and one run in the third. The Red Raiders scored two runs in the fifth inning to cut the Aggie lead to one run. Sophomore Natalie Kula led off the inning as she popped the ball over first base and rolled it down the right field line.
Freshman Jennifer Bowers followed with a slap that went to left field and then junior Erin Crawford laid down a sacrifice bunt advancing both runners. Kula was able to score when pinch-hitter Natalie Enderlin single to right field. Bowers scored on an error by the catcher while the Aggies were trying to make a play at second.
The Aggies sealed the win in the fifth inning as they scored four more runs making the final score, 7-2.
Crawford started the game for the Red Raiders at pitcher, throwing 4.1 innings giving up nine hits, six runs and one walk while striking out four Aggies. Freshman Sarah Losleben faced five batters in the fifth and then senior Keely Tucker closed with 1.1 innings and one hit.
Scarborough threw five innings for the Aggies with three hits, two runs, three walks and three strikeouts. Megan Gibson threw one inning and gave up one hit and Jill Weynand threw one inning with one walk.
The Red Raiders will look to split the series in the second game on Sunday, April 24 at noon.