April 14, 2011
Golden Eagle offense struggles as Lady Toppers take the day
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Despite building a two-run lead, the
Tennessee Tech softball team was unable to hold the Western
Kentucky Lady Toppers back, as it took the 6-2 loss.
WKU’s five-run third inning proved decisive on the day
as it used four hits, along with a walk and a Tech error, to score
five of its six runs off TTU starter Claudia Harke. The Lady
Toppers managed to get an additional run in the fourth off Tech
reliever Whitney Cummings, who came in for relief for Harke.
Tech opened the scoring in the bottom of the second on a pair
of RBI walks from Kaliegh Gates and Kendall Hooper, to take a 2-0
WKU relief pitcher Brittanie Albright came in for starter Dana
Nathanson, and shut down the Golden Eagle offense as she gave up
just one hit and a pair of walks, over 5.2 innings, to secure her
first victory of the season.
Harke was saddled with the loss as she fell to 0-5 on the
Tech (16-19, 7-11 OVC) travels to Kentucky Saturday, for a
non-conference doubleheader, beginning at 12 p.m.