Nebraska's DeBuhr No-Hits the Red Raiders|
April 1, 2007
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska (26-11) evened its Big 12 record at 2-2 with a 4-0 win over Texas Tech (17-19, 0-5) in the second game of a doubleheader in a weather-rearranged weekend in Lincoln on April Fools' day.
Ashley DeBuhr improved to 12-5 on the season as the senior right hander confounded Red Raider hitters all day as she no-hit Tech and struck out 13.
Sarah Losleben (4-7) took the loss for Tech, despite pitching well enough to win, as the junior didn't allow an earned run on the afternoon, while scattering four hits and striking out nine.
Nebraska got things started in a hurry in the first with a single by leadoff hitter Whitney Barrett. She moved to second on a wild pitch. After Losleben got two outs, an errant throw by Heather Parker on a ground ball hit by Jamie Waldecker, allowed Barrett to score.
The Husker fourth began with a leadoff walk to Waldecker. A line drive out was followed by an error by Tech third baseman Natalie Kula of a ground ball by Devin Porter. Both runners advanced on an infield single by Alex Hupp. Indicative of the unlucky breaks the Red Raiders faced all day, a third strike changeup went in the dirt on the third strike, but catcher Robyn Wike was unable to find the spinning pitch in time to retire the speedy Darcy Rutherford who scampered to first as all runners moved up. A single by Barrett knocked in another run and the score was, 3-0, at the end of four. Nebraska added its fourth unearned run in the fifth without a hit on a pair of hit batters and a series of unfortunate passed balls and a missed pickoff opportunity.
Texas Tech returns home to host No. 12 Baylor for a Friday and Saturday series, April 6 (6 p.m.) and April 7 (2 p.m.).