Texas softball gathers for practice during the second day of the 2017 season at McCombs Field Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. [Stephen Spillman/for STATESMAN]

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Texas softball plays 14 innings and picks up first Big 12 win

Posted April 13th, 2017

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The Texas softball team matched its longest game in program history with a 14-inning, 4-1 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock Thursday night.

The game lasted three hours and 31 minutes and was the first time the team had played 14 innings since March 1, 2002 when Cat Osterman pitched a complete game and struck out 23.

Bekah Alcozer hit a two-run single in the 14th to break the tie and lift the Longhorns (21-18, 1-6 Big 12) to their first Big 12 Conference win of the season. It was her only at-bat of the game.

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Kaitlyn Washington had the best day at the plate for the Longhorns, going 3 for 6 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI. Her first RBI gave Texas a one-run lead in the second inning when she drove home Taylor Ellsworth.

Celina Felix had an RBI as well, though she went just 1 for 7 from the plate.

Erica Wright got the start for Texas and pitched nine innings, a career high, allowing one earned run on just two hits while striking out a season-high 12 batters.

Brooke Bolinger (6-2) picked up the win after pitching four scoreless innings for Texas. She allowed three hits and struck out four in the process.

Jessica Hartwell was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI for Texas Tech (17-21, 4-6). Her home run in the bottom of the fourth tied the game at 1-1, but it was the only run the Red Raiders could bring across the plate.

With runners on second and third in the bottom of the 12th, Bolinger struck out Kiana Workman to keep Texas in the game.

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