Softball Concludes 2005 Season with Loss to Kansas|
May. 1, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - It was senior day at Rocky Johnson Field as the four Red Raider seniors were honored before the game. This game concluded the Red Raiders 2005 regular season. Tech fell 10-0 to Kansas as Tech ends the season 23-24 overall and 3-15 in Big 12 play. Kansas is 28-19 on the season and 7-7 in conference.
Kansas took the early lead in the first inning with single to left field from Jessica Moppin as she knocked in Heather Stanley who got on base with a lead-off double to left center. The Jayhawks advanced the score to 3-0 in the fourth inning when Elle Pottorf hit a homerun to left field, also scoring Nettie Fierros who reached base on a fielders choice.
In the sixth inning for Kansas, Destiny Frankenstein hit a solo homerun to left field and then after getting Serena Settlemeir out with a good snag from sophomore Natalie Kula, Fierros hit a homerun to right center bringing the score to 5-0.
In the seventh inning, Frankenstein singled through the left side to score Jackie Vasquez and then Moppin scored as Settlemeir reached on an error by shortstop. Fierros hit her second homerun of the game with two on base bringing the final score to 10-0
The Red Raiders posted three hits during the game. The first hit was in the second inning when sophomore Brandy Moulin hit a double to right center and then in the fifth inning when senior Lisa Lawler singled through the left side. Freshman Jennifer Bowers doubled to left center in the sixth inning.
Junior Julie Hauck started the game in the circle for the Red Raiders as she went 5.1 innings with five hits, three walks and three strikeouts. Freshman Sarah Losleben threw 1.2 innings of relief with three hits and two strikeouts.
Up next for Tech is the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma that starts May 11 with the championship game on May 14.
This season the Red Raiders have four seniors that concluded their careers here at Tech. Keely Tucker is a native of Dripping Springs, Texas and has been on the pitching staff at Tech for two years. Natalie Enderlin is from Austin, Texas and has played outfield at Tech for the past two years. Kelly Rhyne is a native of Coppell, Texas and has played left field for Tech for the past three seasons. Rhyne has made her way into the history books for Tech and has garnered many awards in her stint here. Lisa Lawler is from College Station, Texas and has played behind the plate for Tech the past four years.