Red Raiders Top Abilene Christian, Weatherford

Gretchen Aucoin went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Abilene Christian Saturday afternoon.

Oct. 5, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech softball team added a pair of wins to its fall total Saturday afternoon as the Red Raiders topped Abilene Christian, 9-3, and Weatherford College, 5-3, at Wells Field in Abilene.

The two wins improve the Red Raiders to 4-0 at the halfway point in their fall schedule. Tech previously swept a doubleheader with Odessa College this past Thursday at Rocky Johnson Field.

"I thought we had a good day," Tech head coach Shanon Hays said. "We are focused on just getting better each day, and I thought we did that today. We swung the bats a little bit better and we were pretty good in the field as well. We still have a long way to go, but I like the effort we had today."

The Red Raiders led throughout against ACU with sophomores Gretchen Aucoin and Samantha Camello leading the way with 3-for-4 performances that included an RBI for both. Brittany Lee also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a RBI and a run scored while Cassie McClure added an RBI of her own as well.

Kierra Miles got the power started in the fourth, connecting on a solo home run that was part of a three-run Tech inning. Sydnie Tapia added a two-run shot of her own an inning later to help put the game away for the Red Raiders.

Miles continued to swing the bat well later in the day against Weatherford as the freshman went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. Sydni Emanuel, McClure and Brittany Warnecke all drove in runners as well for Tech.

Cara Custer was once again reliable in the circle in the opener against ACU, going four strong innings before giving way to McClure, who tossed the final three frames where the Wildcats scored their only three runs.

Brittany Talley picked up the start against Weatherford and went four innings, giving up two runs during that span. Aucoin came on from there to pitch the next two innings before Chandler Moore and Mattison Maisel closed the door.

The Red Raiders will take a few days off before continuing their fall slate on Thursday with a single game against Howard College. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. at Rocky Johnson Field.




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