Texas softball dominated Texas Tech within the first Huge 12 convention sequence with house wins each Friday and Saturday.
Friday night’s sport began off with a house run within the first inning by the Pink Raider junior infielder Arriana Villa. Nevertheless, Texas stored Texas Tech at bat till the underside of the fifth inning when freshman shortstop and second baseman Leighann Goode homered to heart area, tying the sport 1–1.
The Pink Raiders retaliated within the high of the sixth by scoring one other run.
Texas, now in a good matchup, was in a position to pull by way of within the backside of the seventh inning when sophomore catcher and first baseman Katie Cimusz hit a single, junior utility participant Camille Corona bunted to first base and Goode singled to heart area, leading to senior outfielder Lou Gilbert to pinch run for Cimusz and rating. To finish the comeback, sophomore infielder Mia Scott doubled to proper heart area to carry Corona house for the Longhorns to high the Pink Raiders 3–2 within the seventh.
The three runs of the day had been scored by Goode, Gilbert and Corona. Goode additionally assisted the sport with two hits and two RBI and Scott led with three hits and one RBI.
Junior Estelle Czech pitched six of the innings for Texas with 71 pitches thrown solely giving up 4 hits and two runs. Freshman Citlaly Guitierrez got here to shut out the final inning with a view to maintain down the Raiders from scoring once more, dealing 11 pitches with no hits scored.
On Saturday the Longhorns defeated the Pink Raiders once more with a come-from-behind technique for the second consecutive sport, topping Texas Tech 4–3. For the primary time this season, Texas took a win after trailing by three runs.
“When you get into convention play, something can occur,” head coach Mike White stated on Saturday. “(Texas Tech) jumped out to a giant three-run lead and (Maddie Kuehl) was throwing very well in opposition to us. We had been struggling a little bit bit, however we stored preventing and stored preventing.”
Texas Tech jumped to a fast lead over Texas within the first inning. Pink Raiders’ senior infielder Ellie Bailey hit a 3-run homerun off of a two-out, 3–2 pitch to offer Texas Tech some fast momentum on the plate to start out the sport. Nevertheless, after Bailey’s homerun, the Pink Raiders had been solely allowed three extra hits for the subsequent six innings.
Within the backside of the fifth inning, Texas crept as much as solely a one-point rating deficit. Junior first baseman Courtney Day led off the inning with a single to centerfield. Junior outfielder Alyssa Popelka turned a pinch-runner for Day and, after approaching third base, a fielder’s alternative ball allowed Popelka to get Texas on the board for the primary time on Saturday. The momentum of the inning was maintained by redshirt freshman outfielder Ashton Maloney after scoring off of Scott’s at bat.
Catcher and first baseman Reese Atwood turned the hero of Saturday’s matchup. Within the closing out on the backside of the sixth inning, Atwood hit a two-run house run to offer Texas their first lead of the day. Atwood leads the workforce with seven house runs on the season.
“I knew I needed to be large for my workforce and I had a number of tough at bats to start with all through the sport, so I knew I simply wanted to get contained in the ball and see it,” Atwood stated. “It felt good to have the ability to come by way of, although, particularly after the tough starting to the sport and get the win.