Red Raiders take the series; Villa goes 4-for-4

HOUSTON, Texas – Texas Tech (28-17, 8-13) defeated Houston (24-26, 4-20) 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. Senior Arriana Villa finished the day 4-for-4 and is now the third Red Raider to record four hits in a game this season.


Maddy Wright picked up her 11th win of the season after pitching 7.0 innings and allowing just two runs on five hits while striking out two.


Tech’s offense came back to life as they put up 10 hits including a Kennedy Crites RBI double. That double ties Crites career high for doubles in a season and set a new career high for RBIs in a season.



Both teams went down in order in the first inning before the Red Raiders put up four runs in the second inning.


Abbie Orrick started off the inning with a single but was then put out on fielder’s choice the next at bat. Crites stepped up to the plate and launched a double as Raegan Jennings sped home from first to get the Tech’s first run of the game.


After a Villa single, Riley Love poked one through the right side of the infield to score Crites from third.


Kailey Wyckoff roped a single up the middle and thanks to some good base running and an error, Tech plated two more runs to go up 4-0.


The Red Raiders final run came after Logan Halleman pinch ran for Carson Armijo – who slapped a single into right field. Halleman moved to second on a ground ball and then stole third and forced a Cougars error which allowed her to slide home and give Tech a 5-0 lead.


Wright pitched another gem and held the Cougars hitless until the fourth inning and scoreless until the sixth inning when Houston recorded two runs.



Arriana Villa’s 4-for-4 day pushed up to 47 hits on the season, a new career-high.
The four hits performance from Villa marks the third time a Red Raider has done that this season.
Kennedy Crites tied her career high for doubles in a season and set a new career high for RBIs in a season.

UP NEXT: Tech will host its final series of the regular season against No. 1 Texas beginning on May 3. That weekend Tech will also be honoring its 10 seniors before each game.


Release Provided By Jay Strader Texas Tech Athletics



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