Techsters Fall 8-2 to Boise State
May 14, 2010
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the second straight games, errors cost Louisiana Tech as the Lady Techster surrendered six unearned runs and lost 8-2 to Boise State in the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday.
One day after surrendering two unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning with two outs and losing to San Jose State 6-5, the Lady Techsters were bitten by the error bug again.
With Tech leading 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, a throwing error by pitcher Meghan Krieg proved costly as Boise State then recorded five straight hits and plate five runs - four unearned - to take a 5-1 lead.
Two innings later, an error by third baseman Molly Goza on a sacrifice bunt by Kellie Kaplan proved just as costly as Boise State added three more runs - only one earned - to extend its lead to 8-1.
Tech added a single run in its final at bat as a ground out by Christina Gamboa scored Janna Frandrup from third base. However, Kendra Harmon was retired on a ground out to first base to end the game as the Lady Techsters saw their season come to an end at 26-21.
Krieg (18-16) looked sharp early in the game, shutting out Boise State threw the first three innings while not allowing a single hit.
Tech took a 1-0 lead in the third inning as Gamboa led off with her first double of the year. After Harmon successfully sacrificed Gamboa to third, Kylie Bassett walked then Boise State intentionally walked Amberly Waits to load the bases.
Valerie Quiroga then recorded a quality at bat as she hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield, scoring Gamboa from third with the first run of the game.
However, the floodgates opened in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Broncos scored five runs on six hits and two errors.
Harmon led Tech with two hits while Gamboa, Frandrup and Goza each recorded one hit.
Krieg recorded one more strikeout in the game and ended the season with a LA Tech single season record of 260.
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