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.
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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