Tech puts up 28 runs in 10 innings; Improve to 16-4

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Red Raiders put on an offensive clinic during day two of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic. The team exploded, putting up 28 runs in 10 innings as they picked up run-rule wins over Merrimack and New Mexico State.




Texas Tech (16-4) defeated the Warriors 18-2 in game one. Riley Love continued to tear up opposing pitchers as she recorded two hits, one of which was a grand slam, and seven RBIs. Love’s home run marked her first career grand slam.


Ranci Willis improved to 2-0 on the season after an impressive outing that saw her pick up a career-high seven strikeouts in 24 batters faced. After two runs in the first by Merrimack, Willis locked in, putting up zeroes the rest of the way.


Freshmen Ella Hill and Mimi Blackledge picked up their first hits of the season on a double and single, respectively. Madelyn Saven also picked up her first hit of the year with a double.


As a team, the Red Raiders had seven doubles, two of which came off the bat of Arriana Villa.


Raegan Jennings also had a multi-hit day with a double, her first of the season, and a single.


Tech was helped out by eight Warrior errors, but a season-high 13 hits made the biggest difference.




The Red Raider’s offense, and pitching, carried over to the night cap as Craig Snider’s team recorded 10 runs on 11 hits, including five home runs.


Olivia Rains picked up her fifth win of the season as she recorded a two-hitter and struck out three in route to her first complete game of the season.


Jacee Hamlin picked up her first career home run on a two-run shot that banged off the left-field foul pole which started a five-run fourth inning.


Demi Elder picked up her first homer of the season, as she got the Red Raiders on the board first with a solo shot to left field in the second.


Raegan Jennings blasted a ball 264 feet for her first home run at Rocky Johnson Field as Riley Love and Abbie Orrick got in on the action, recording their sixth and third homers of the season, respectively.


Kennedy Crites had a solid 3-for-3 game at the plate which included her first double of the year. Kailey Wyckoff also added an extra-base hit, roping a double into left-center field in the third inning.


Overall, the Red Raiders outscored their opponents 28-2 and out hit them 24-6 while committing just two errors to their opponents 12.


UP NEXT: The Red Raiders will round out the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. against New Mexico State.

Release Provided By Jay Strader Texas Tech Athletics

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