Aztecs fall to 7-6 on the season with second straight loss to ranked team
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February 23, 2019 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team was shut out by undefeated No. 25/23 Texas Tech 7-0 Saturday night in Cathedral City, Calif. The Aztecs fell to 7-6 on the season, while the Red Raiders improved to 13-0 with their third consecutive shutout at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic and fourth straight shutout overall.
SDSU managed only four baserunners for the game, including a double by Taylor Adams, and singles by Katie Byrd, Kelsey Munoz and Kristen Parker.
TTU used the long ball to account for five of its runs with a solo homer by Trenity Edwards in the top of the first inning, a solo home run by Kelcy Leach in the fourth and a three-run homer by Taylor Satchell in the fifth to effectively put the game away. Texas Tech also scored runs in the second on a wild pitch and a passed ball.
Marissa Moreno took the loss for San Diego State, allowing seven runs on eight hits, two walks and two wild pitches in 4 2/3 innings, while striking out five. She is now 4-3 on the season.
Alicia Garcia relieved Moreno in the fifth and tossed a scoreless 2 1/3 innings, yielding two hits and a walk with a pair of strikeouts.
The Aztecs ran into a Texas Tech team that recorded their third straight shutout at the Mary Nutter Collegate. The Red Raiders have outscored their three opponents--No. 15/13 Arizona State, No. 17/17 Oregon and San Diego State--for the weekend by a combined score of 20-0.
STAT OF THE DAY
The Aztecs lost for just the second time this season playing as the home team. SDSU is now 6-2 as the home team and 1-4 as the road squad.
San Diego State wraps up its play in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Sunday with a game against Cal Poly at 11:30 a.m.
No. 25/23 Texas Tech 7, San Diego State 0
Texas Tech (13-0) 030 130 0 -- 7 10 0
San Diego State (7-6) 000 000 0 -- 0 4 0
Zoch, Hornback (6) and Leach; Moreno, Garcia (5) and Sturdivant
W - Zoch, 4-0; L - Moreno, 4-3
HR: Texas Tech, Edwards (5), Satchell (4), Leach (2)