Texas Tech softball

Senior pitcher Erin Edmoundson tossed a one-hit complete game shutout as the Red Raiders (3-2) picked up a 3-0 victory over Colorado State (1-4) in the final game of the Texas A&M Invitational. 

 

Tech had runners in scoring position in each of the first three innings but could not push a run across the plate until the fourth inning when Arriana Villa reached base on a fielder's choice and moved to second on a passed ball. Yvonne Whaley tallied her second single of the day to right and advanced on the play to put runners on second and third with one out. Villa was thrown out at the plate on a squeeze bunt from Kelcy Leach, who advanced to second to keep runners at second and third. With two outs, Riley Love put a hard-hit ball in play allowing Whaley to score and Leach to advance to third. Alanna Barraza walked to load the bases, but a fly out ended the inning with just one run scored.

 

Edmoundson's no-hit bid was broken up in the bottom of the fourth with a two out double to center field. 

 

Tech added on another run in the top of the fifth after a fielder's choice and hit by pitch put runners on first and second for Villa who singled up the middle scoring Peyton Blythe from second. The Red Raiders loaded the bases after a walk from Leach, but a pop out ended the inning to keep the score at 2-0.

 

The Red Raiders lead grew to three sparked by a leadoff double from Barraza who later scored on a throwing error on a bunt from Karli Hamilton

 

Edmoundson retired the final six batters of the game to complete the shutout and move to 2-0 in the circle. She finished the day with six strikeouts and only allowed three base runners all game. 

 

Up Next

The Red Raiders will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Razorback Invitational next Friday through Sunday to face North Dakota State, No. 20 Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.