Miranda Elish pitched a shutout as the No. 11 Texas softball team defeated No. 15 Texas Tech 2-0 in Lubbock on Friday afternoon.
Elish (10-5) gave up five hits and struck out six batters in seven innings. She got the win over the Red Raiders’ Missy Zoch (12-4), a high school state champion at La Grange, who gave up two runs on three hits while striking out seven Longhorns.
Reagan Hathaway went 2-for-3 with a double and Janae Jefferson and Kaitlyn Washington each drove in a run for the Longhorns (33-8, 6-2 Big 12). Texas Tech fell to 29-7, 2-5.
The pitchers’ duel was scoreless until the sixth inning. Bekah Alcozer beat the throw home when Jefferson hit into a fielder’s choice for the first run. Later in the inning, Washington was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, allowing Jefferson to score.
Friday’s game was moved up to 3 p.m. due to approaching rain. Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3 p.m., and the series finale is set for 1 p.m. Sunday.
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