Ashley Parker and Leah Legler each collect three hits to lead Texas Tech to a huge win over No. 5 Texas A&M in softball action at the Aggie Softball Complex. Ashly Jacobs picked up her 14th win of the season as the Red Raiders improve to 19-26, 2-12, while the Aggies fall to 39-8, 12-5.
Tech grabbed the lead in the first as A. Parker singled, stole second and advanced to third on the first of Legler's three hits. A. Parker scored on a single by Montana Patin, the first of both two singles and two RBIs for the sophomore designated player. Legler scored on the play when the ball was misplayed by the Aggie left fielder.
The Red Raiders broke things open with a four-run sixth as Natalie Kula walked, and advanced on a single by A. Parker. Legler's double scored Kula. A. Parker scored on a ground ball from Patin. Jennifer Corkin followed that with an RBI double (Legler). Megan Shupp, pinch running for Corkin, scored after a Whitney Riley single was followed by a wild pitch from starter Amanda Scarborough, which scored Shupp.
Jacobs, who mixed in eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts, allowed a single run in the first (unearned) and another in the third, and pitched out of jams in the sixth and seventh in the team's resurgent win. It was Scarborough's fifth loss of the season against 20 wins.
The Red Raiders next travel to Oklahoma State for a weekend series (May 5-6) with the Cowgirls and with an opportunity to move up in seeding for the Big 12 tournament.