UTSA Defeat @LATechSB 6-1
March 9, 2014
SAN ANTONIO - UTSA used a four-run fourth inning to pull away from Louisiana Tech as the Roadrunners finished off the three-game sweep with a 6-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Roadrunner Field.
Tech (8-15, 0-3 C-USA) took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Kristen Miles reached on an infield single and then stole second base before advancing to third on a ground out. Bianca Duran then drove Miles home with an infield single to second base, giving Tech the 1-0 advantage.
UTSA responded in the bottom of the second inning. After Duran retired the first two UTSA batters of the frame, the Roadrunners recorded back-to-back singles and then loaded the bases with a walk. With two outs and the bases loaded, Duran got an infield popup from the C-USA home run leader Megan Low.
However, Kaitlyn Williams mishandled the pop up as two unearned runs scored and UTSA took a 2-1 advantage.
Tech threatened in the top of the fourth inning as Hailey Winter and Alayna Kipp recorded back-to-back one-out singles off UTSA starter Chelsea Parker. However, UTSA made a pitching change as Kacy Freeze came on in relief and promptly retired the next two batters to end the threat.
UTSA pulled away in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring four runs on five hits, including a three-run home run by Siera Sproul to make the score 6-1.
Tech led the top of the seventh off with a walk and a hit batter but Freeze settled down and retired three straight batters to pick up her sixth win of the season and her second win of the weekend series.
Duran (3-10) took the loss, allowing six runs - four earned - on eight hits and two walks in 4.0 innings of action. Pauline Tufi came on in relief and pitched 2.0 innings allowing only two walks.
Tech's scheduled midweek game against UL-Lafayette has been cancelled. The Lady Techsters next action will come next weekend at home when they host UTEP starting with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
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