Tech Softball Season Comes to an End

Game One: HSU 6, Tech 2 Arkansas Tech was doomed by six errors in a 6-2 loss to Henderson State in the first game of the 2014 GAC Softball Tournament on Thursday morning. Those defensive miscues led to four unearned runs for the Lady Reddies, who avenged a regular season series loss to the Golden Suns. Whitney Robinson hit a two-run home run to account for Arkansas Tech’s offensive output. Tricia Hock was 2-for-4 with two runs batted in for Henderson State. HSU’s Cagen Medlock (14-9) was credited as the winning pitcher. She allowed two runs on four hits over three and one-third innings of relief work. Arkansas Tech starting pitcher Sydnee Clark (16-10) saw her string of seven consecutive decisions won come to an end. She was charged with six runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits in six innings. Game Two: UAM 8, Tech 6 Channing Tharpe kept UA-Monticello’s season alive with a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning and the Cotton Blossoms went on to eliminate Arkansas Tech from the 2014 GAC Softball Tournament with an 8-6 victory on Thursday night. The Golden Suns were leading 6-5 and one strike away from advancing until Tharpe sent a shot over the fence in left field to tie the score. The next two UAM hitters walked, and Beth Johnson delivered an RBI single to put the Cotton Blossoms in front for good at 7-6. They added an insurance run when Kali Piha came home on an Arkansas Tech error. Courtney Wilson (12-14) pitched a scoreless bottom of the seventh to wrap it up for UAM. She earned the win with four and one-third innings of relief in the circle. Tech’s Courtney Colunga was 2-for-4 with four RBIs, including a three-run home run in the first inning. Robinson notched three hits and scored three runs for the Suns, while Ashley Keen drove in two runs. Clark (16-11) allowed eight runs, six of which were earned, on seven hits over four and two-thirds innings.]]>