Red Raiders improve to 6-2 behind solid pitching

SAN MARCOS, Texas– The Red Raiders (6-2) defeated both Tulsa and Texas State on Saturday afternoon by scores of 3-2 and 4-1, respectively. Maddy Wright and Maddie Kuehl pitched gems and allowed Tech to stay in close games.

Tech wasn’t able to get is usual production from the long ball with the wind blowing in all game. However, they overcame and put together timely hits and backed up their teammates solid pitching performances.

Against Tulsa, the Red Raiders scored first. It came in the sixth inning off the bat of Dee McClarity who lined a ball in the gap with the bases loaded allowing Abbie Orrick, Demi Elder and Jacee Hamlin (who was pinch running for Arriana Villa) to score.

Tulsa made things interesting with a run in the bottom of the sixth and another run in the seventh after back-to-back doubles, but Wright locked in and was able to get the final out.

In game two, the Bobcats would score first with a run in the third inning. They held onto that lead for awhile as Tech could only muster three hits through the first six innings.

In the seventh, the bats were able to break through as Carson Armijo reached on a single before a towering Kailey Wyckoff double scored her to tie the game.

Wyckoff would come around to score after Alanna Barraza laid down a bunt that was mishandled by the Bobcats allowing Barraza to reach safely and Wyckoff to score from second.

Kennedy Crites got in on the action, hitting a bloop single into right field that the Bobcats again mishandled. Crites was able to reach third and score Riley Love who reached on a fielders choice in the previous at-bat.

Logan Halleman added one more run for insurance as she legged out an infield single that scored Crites and gave Tech a 4-1 lead.

Kuehl was sensational all day, recording a career-high seven strikeouts and had no trouble getting the final three outs to secure her second win of the season.

Release Provided By Jay Strader Texas Tech Athletics

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