Texas' Celina Felix (12) signals to the outfield during a NCAA softball game at McCombs Field, Sunday, April 2, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Longhorns softball gets first Big 12 sweep of the season

Posted April 15th, 2017

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The Longhorns softball team completed a three-game sweep of Texas Tech as they outmuscled the Red Raiders 11-3 on Saturday afternoon.

Texas pounded out 17 hits, including five for extra bases, on the way to its first Big 12 sweep of the season.

Kaitlyn Washington was 2 for 5 with a run scored, a double and three runs batted in. Celina Felix was 2 for 4 with a run scored, two doubles and two RBIs. Stephanie Wong ended the day 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

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Despite home runs by Texas Tech’s Brittany Warnecke and Raina O’Neal, the Longhorns outpaced the Red Raiders early.

An eight-run second inning put Texas in the driver’s seat for the game.

Kristen Clark (3-0) earned the win, allowing no runs on four hits through 3 2/3 innings. Texas Tech starter Kassidy Scott (9-15) was chased from the game after two innings.

With UT trailing 2-0 after the first inning, Malory Schattle, Wong, Washington, Felix and Randel Leahy all had RBIs in the top of the second to make it 8-2.

Freshmen Tuesday DerMargosian and Taylor Ellsworth each had three hits. DerMargosian was 3 for 4 with two runs scored, and Ellsworth was 3 for 5 and scored two runs.

The Longhorns softball team will resume action on Wednesday when they host Texas Southern at 5 p.m.

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