Cathedral City, California – The Bears’ two-run third frame proved enough as Texas Tech lost 3-0 to Cal at Sunday’s Mary Nutter Classic Finale at Big League Dreams.
The Red Raiders (12-5) finished the weekend 3-3 with wins over Cal Poly, UC San Diego and Bethune Cookman.
Tech gave up two runs in the third and one in the fifth after holding Cal (14-2) scoreless in the first two frames.
combined effort Kendall Fritz (3-1) and Olivia Raines 4 hits and recorded 4 strikeouts. The final run of the contest was not scored, keeping the Rains line clean for the weekend.
Dasha Saiki led the third frame with a solo shot to plate the first run of the contest. After being hit by a pitch, Micah Lee responded with a double to center field, giving Cal the two runs he needed.
Reigns entered the circle and Fritz followed up on a double and scored a third out to send Tech’s attack back to the plate. Dee McClarity Leading with a single but left stuck.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, he put the leadoff runner on a walk. However, Red his raiders quickly cleared his pass to the bases, making it a 1-4-3 double his play. With two outs, a Tech fielding error and a single from Makena Smith put down a pair of runners. A well-executed double steal plated Cal’s third and final run.
- 1st grade for 2 consecutive weeks Kylie Wyckoff He led the Red Raiders, batting 10-of-21 (. 476) with two doubles, triples and three RBIs.
- fellow freshmen Dee McClarity Her first start was scarlet and black. She finished her weekend with a . 500 batting average (8 RBI in 3) and 3 RBIs.
- The country’s doubles leader added 10 more over the weekend, bringing its season total to 37.
- Maddie Cule We saw the first action of the season this weekend. She finished the tournament with her 2.80 ERA and her three strikeouts.
Texas Tech will be returning home for the first time this season to host the Dr. Jeanine McHaney Memorial Classic. The Red Raiders will face North Dakota on Thursday at 6pm.