Tulsa Comes Back to Beat Louisiana Tech, 2-1
May 6, 2005
Tulsa, Okla. - The University of Tulsa softball team won by a single run for the ninth time this season with a 2-1 WAC victory over Louisiana Tech at the Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex. A crowd of 114 witnessed the Golden Hurricane's fifth win over the Lady Techsters in the last six games between the two teams.
Tech opened the scoring as sophomore Ashley Cameron hit her 11th home run of the season. She took a 0-2 pitch to left centerfield to open the second inning. Cameron was the only one of 12 baserunners to score for the Lady Techsters. Senior Brittany Stanley opened the third inning with a triple to right field, however after two strikeouts the Hurricane ended the inning with a fly ball to centerfield.
Freshman Lindsey Tower opened TU's half of the second inning with a single, followed by an infield single by sophomore Lindsay Galloway. After a fielder's choice took Osbon off the base paths, Galloway was able to score on a single by fellow sophomore Angela Osbon to tie the score at 1-1.
The score remained tied until the top of the sixth. Junior Katie Torres opened the bottom half with a single to center field. Senior Holly Reynolds pinch ran for Torres and was promptly allowed to go to second base on a wild pitch. Tech's Lindsay Meadows seemed to have worked herself out of the jam with a pair of strikeouts. However, freshman Sara Dyer ripped a double to right center allowed Reynolds to score the winning run.
TU's Julie Fennell gave up a one-out walk in the seventh, then used a 1-6-3 double play to end the contest. The sophomore struck out five in the contest while allowing eight hits and four walks. She improved to 9-13 on the season, while TU improves to 26-30 overall and 6-7 in WAC play. Tech falls to 18-44 on the season and 2-11 in league play.
The two teams will conclude their series with a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m.
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