LUBBOCK – Tarleton suffered two losses in Sunday’s afternoon finale at Texas Tech to leave Rocky Johnson with a split of four games for the weekend. The Texans defeated UTEP and Texas Tech yesterday.
Game 1: Texas Tech 23, Tarleton 0 (5)
The first game of the afternoon was one to forget for the purple and white as the Texans suffered a 23-0 loss to Texas Tech.
Tarleton recorded no hits while Tech’s 23 runs crossed on 18 hits, including three grand slams. Katy Schaefer (2) and Destiny Salinas reached via walk while Georgia Capell reach on a hit by pitch.
Game 2: Texas Tech 9, Tarleton 1 (6)
Tarleton competed well for the majority of the game, but Texas Tech pulled away with a five-run fifth inning and closed things out with a two-run sixth to win 9-1 on a walk-off.
Tristan Bridges was stellar over the first four innings, allowing only two unearned runs in the third. Tarleton cracked the run column for the first time Sunday with a solo home run from Alexis Hoang in the top of the fifth.
Tech answered with five in the fifth and two in the sixth on a walk-off, two-run double.
Jordan Dickerson went 2-3 at the dish, while Hoang (HR), Capell, Saintignan and Medford accounted for the rest of Tarleton’s six hits. Bridges pitched 5.2 innings and allowed only five earned runs while striking out eight.
Tarleton will have a quick turnaround to return to action as the Texans prepare for doubleheaders at Incarnate Word on Tuesday and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday.