Errors Cost Tech Against Huskies|
Feb. 22, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Errors proved to be the difference maker as Texas Tech fell to No. 22 Washington 6-1 Friday afternoon at Lobo Field. The Red Raiders had five miscues that resulted in five unearned Huskie runs.
Washington improves to 5-4-1 on the season, while Tech fell to 0-9 on its tough schedule. Seven of the Red Raiders' losses have come against teams currently ranked in the Top 25 or are receiving votes.
Leah Legler went 2-3 with a run scored to lead the way for Tech. Senior Jennifer Corkin was 1-2 and Devin Zaragoza was 1-3. Ashly Jacobs (0-4) struck out five in seven innings while taking the loss for the Red Raiders. Bailey Stenson went 3-4 to lead the way for the Huskies.
Washington plated an unearned run in the top of the first to take the early 1-0 lead. Tech came right back in the bottom of the inning with a run of its own when Legler came in on a Whitney Riley walk. It was a pitchers duel from there as both Jacobs and UW's Caitlin Noble kept things tight for the next three innings. The Red Raiders had a chance in the bottom of the fourth as they loaded the bases with one out, but they were unable to push a run across.
Three very costly errors in the top of the fifth proved to be the breaker for Tech as the Huskies plated three runs, two of them unearned, in the inning. Noble shut out Tech in its next three at bats to seal the win.
The Red Raiders will look to bounce right back tonight when they take on the host New Mexico Lobos. First pitch is set for 8 p.m. MST. Fans can catch the action live on www.texastech.com.