(from Texas Tech Sports)
Red Raiders honored their six seniors before the game
- Oklahoma State 4 Texas Tech 0
- Final Home Game for Texas Tech Softball
- Tech Softball finishes the regular season 30-21
LUBBOCK, Texas – A four-run fourth inning from No. 7 Oklahoma State would be the difference as Texas Tech fell in the final regular season contest, 4-0, Sunday afternoon at Rocky Johnson Field.
Before the contest, Texas Tech (30-21, 5-13 Big 12) celebrated Senior Day. The team honored its six graduating seniors before the game – Ellie Bailey, Peyton Blythe, Makinzy Herzog, Morgan Hornback, Kendall Fritz and Page Mindedahl.
“I can’t say enough about these seniors and the impact they have had,” head coach Craig Snider said. “They have done so much for this program and have left a brick in this stadium. They brought us so much on and off the field, and I could not be prouder.”
Head coach Craig Snider has tallied the most wins for a first-year head coach since Shannon Hays in 2010. His five ranked wins are almost the most for a first-year head coach since Hays in 2010.
Makinzy Herzog (2-3) earned the nod in the circle and held the Cowgirls (41-9, 10-5 Big 12) scoreless through the first three frames because the game broke loose in the fourth.
The Red Raiders looked to strike early with runners in scoring position in the first two frames of the contest, but they would need help to scratch across a run. In the top of the fourth, Oklahoma State strung four runs off four hits and a walk.
The Cowgirls would again add four runs off four hits in the top of the fifth to end the game in five innings. Tech has only been run-ruled in two conference games this season, the fewest since 2019.
Kyra Aycock (9-1) won after scattering five hits and tallying three strikeouts.
Texas Tech will take the week off for its conference bye week before heading to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the 2023 Big 12 Tournament. The league tournament will kick off on Thursday, May 11.