Softball Falls 9-1 To Texas Tech On Final Day Of Tournament

Feb. 3, 2002

SAN MARCOS, Texas - After losing to Oregon in its season opener at the B&G Properties Tournament on Friday, the Texas Tech Red Raiders made up for it on Sunday morning. Behind a strong pitching effort by Kristina Blair, Texas Tech defeated Oregon 9-1 to improve to 3-2 on the season. The Ducks are 3-2 after defeating Texas A&M Corpus Christi and No. 19 Southwest Texas on Saturday.

'I thought we just had some defensive let downs that we weren't able to overcome,' Oregon head coach Brent Rincon said. 'But the girls never stopped playing hard and that was good to see.'

Oregon, which had 26 hits in its two games Saturday, managed just four hits against the Red Raiders, who scored nine runs on eight hits. Texas Tech scored three runs in the first inning, added two in the second and four in the third and allowed Oregon just one run in the bottom of the first inning. Junior Lynsey Haij scored on an RBI single by catcher Jenn Poore to get the Ducks on the board.

Senior Connie McMurren pitched 2.2 innings for Oregon and takes the loss for the Ducks. Freshman Lindsey Kontra relieved McMurren in the third inning.

Offensively, Andrea Vidlund, Poore, Ashley Richards and Kristi Hall each produced a hit for the Ducks, who return to tournament action at the UNLV Tournament Fri.- Sun.

Texas Tech 9, Oregon 1Texas Tech 324 00 - 9 8 1Oregon 100 00 - 1 4 2Win: Blair (TTU) 1-0. Loss: McMurren (UO) 0-22B: Robles (TTU), Hall (UO)SF: Joachims (TTU)
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