First Weekend of Fall Games Conclude for Tech Softball
Oct. 8, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - The first fall games for the Red Raiders softball team finished on a good note following a 13-0 thumping of West Texas A&M and a 3-1 win over Lubbock Christian Sunday afternoon. Tech finished the weekend with three wins and one loss.
Because fall games are not officially counted by the NCAA or on a team's record, official stats were not kept. Tech did, however, wrack up 18 hits against the Lady Buffs and seven against the Lady Chaps. Whitney Riley led the way against WTAMU with a double and a homer to go along with three RBI. Jennifer Bowers added a homer of her own and Liz Eimen picked up a pair of singles to lead the Red Raiders against LCU.
Sarah Losleben turned a fine outing on the rubber against WTAMU. The Snoqualmie, Wa., native scattered one hit in seven innings over while striking out three over the two games. Freshman Tye Coats struck out two in two innings against the Lady Buffs, while Ashly Jacobs gave up just one run and two hits against the Lady Chaps to help Tech to the win.
Sunday morning's contest against the Lady Buffs was all Red Raiders, as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning after a huge blast off the bat of Robyn Wike. Tech added two more runs in the third and four more in the fourth. Coats capped off the game with a three-run shot of her own make it 13-0 and force the umpires to call the game after six innings of play.
A single from Lauren Preston scored Eimen to put the Red Raiders on the board first against LCU. Bowers' two-run homer in the top of the fifth gave Tech its final runs against the Lady Chaps.
Saturday's action in Canyon, Texas saw the Red Raiders beat Lubbock Christian 8-0 and lose a close 4-3 battle to WTAMU in abbreviated contests that lasted just 90 minutes each.
Tech will play its final fall games next weekend in Houston. Friday, the Red Raiders will take on Galveston College at 7 p.m. Saturday's action will see them face Louisiana Lafayette at 10 a.m. and Texas State at 2:30 p.m. The action will conclude Sunday with games against Texas State at 9:30 a.m. and Galveston at 11:45 a.m. All times are CST.