Feb. 27, 2005
DAVIS, Calif. - Jennifer Corkin had three hits on Sunday morning, including two doubles, and knocked in three runs to lead Texas Tech to a 5-3 win over UC Davis in the Aggies' final game at the Stanford Invitational.
UC Davis, which finished the tournament with a 1-4 record, is 3-14 overall while Texas Tech improved to 6-6. Megan Turman had a solo home run and posted three hits for the UC Davis which also received two hits each from Nikki Sheldon and Lindsay Tognetti.
The Aggies took early control of the matchup with the Red Raiders, scoring two runs in their first at-bat against Texas Tech starter Sarah Loselebban. Sheldon's single to center moved Turman - who reached after being hit with a pitch - into scoring position. Turman then stole third and scored on an error by catcher Lisa Lawler. Tognetti's infield single scored Sheldon for the second run.
Texas Tech, however, battled back in the third against Tognetti, who started in the pitching circle for the Aggies. Two walks and an infield error loaded the bases for Corkin who cleared them with a triple to right-center field.
UC Davis tied the game in the bottom half of the inning as Turman hit her first home run of the year, a solo shot to left off Loselebban.
The Red Raiders took the lead for good in the sixth inning, capitalizing on two hits and two errors to score a pair of runs. Parker had the key hit of the frame, singling up the middle to score Heather Freeman and Parker.
Erin Crawford gave up three hits in relief of Loselebban but did not allow UC Davis to push across another rrun.
The Aggies out-hit Texas Tech 8-7. Besides Corkin's three hits, Parker finished with a pair and also had 2 RBI's. Sheldon finished 2 for 4 while Tognetti wsa 2 for 3.
Tognetti suffered the loss for the Aggies while Crawford improved her record to 3-2 with a relief win. Tognetti had three strikeouts before giving way to Jessica Hancock who did not allow a runner in her one inning of work. Crawford scattered four hits in three innings.
UC Davis returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Causeway Classic rival Sacramento State for a 1:30 p.m. doubleheader at La Rue Field.