With its fifth consecutive victory,
Pitcher Taryne Mowatt (5-2) tossed her sixth complete game of the year, limiting the Red Raiders to one run on one hit in seven innings of work. For the fourth time in six starts, Mowatt struck out at least 10 opposing hitters, as she fanned 11 TTU batters in the contest.
Mowatt received plenty of run support, including Kristie Fox’s team-leading fourth home run of the year, staking the Wildcats to an early three-run lead. Fox would end up with four RBI in the game and nine on the weekend.
In the second inning, Texas Tech would score its only run via the lone Red Raider base hit of the game, but five consecutive
Fox would come up with another RBI extra-base hit in the third, as she plated Jenae Leles all the way from first with a double down the right-field line.
Other Worth Wildcat Invitational scores:
Middle Tennessee State 11, Virginia 2 (Third-place game)
- Kristie Fox started as UA’s cleanup hitter for just the fifth time in 193 career starts. She homered in her first at-bat of the game.
- Taryne Mowatt improved her career record versus Texas Tech to 4-0. The Red Raiders have a collective batting average .048 (4-for-84) and have scored a total of two runs over the four contests.
- K’Lee Arredondo batted .143 (1-for-7) from the left side and .625 (5-for-8) as a right-handed hitter this weekend. Incidentally, all five of Arredondo’s RBI during the Worth Wildcat Invitational came during right-handed at-bats.
- Seven Wildcats had at least one hit, including three multi-hit game performances (Caitlin Lowe, Kristie Fox and Sam Banister).