Information courtesy of Texas Tech Athletics
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Tech softball dropped the second game of its three-game set at Texas, suffering a 3-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon in front of a season-high 1,093 fans at McCombs Field in Austin.
The Red Raiders (21-21, 1-10) were slowed by Longhorn starter Paige von Sprecken (10-6), who allowed just two hits and struck out seven in her 11th complete game of the season.
The Longhorns (25-15, 8-0) got on the board in the second with a two-run shot from sophomore Malory Schattle, her first career home run. Schattle is responsible for four of the Longhorns’ seven RBI in the series. UT tacked one on in the next frame thanks to a pair of Red Raider errors.
Redshirt sophomore Karli Hamilton and freshman Erin Edmoundson recorded the two Red Raider hits on the day. Hamilton has hit safely in both games this weekend and all three games this week going back to her 3-for-4, four RBI performance at Abilene Christian on Tuesday.
After throwing nearly 100 pitches in 5.1 innings of relief Friday night, Edmoundson (13-8) tossed all six innings for the Red Raiders on Saturday. It marked the eighth complete game of the season for the Clear Lake, Texas, native, who yielded two earned runs on eight hits with no walks and two strikeouts.
Tech, which started five freshmen in the lineup, was held scoreless for just the fourth time this season. Head coach Adrian Gregory would later add a sixth freshman to the lineup in the fourth inning, when Myamie Thompson replaced junior Kiana Workman at shortstop.
After Saturday’s result and a 5-2 win on Friday, Texas now leads the overall series 41-10 and has locked up its third straight series win over the Red Raiders. Tech, meanwhile, falls to .500 overall this season for the first time since February 23.
The Red Raiders will look to salvage game three of the series on Sunday at 11 a.m. on Longhorn Network. Following Sunday’s series finale, Tech will return home for its final Big 12 home series of the season against Iowa State.
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