LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech topped New Mexico, 7-2, to complete a perfect weekend in the Texas Tech Invitational Sunday at Rocky Johnson Field.
The victory was the 20th of the season for a Red Raider team that’s off to its best start since 2019.
“Our ball club did a really good job today and have put themselves in a good position for the rest of the year after picking up the 20th win,” head coach Craig Snider said. “I am proud of the girls’ fight, and I am very proud of our staff and what they have done. To be 20-7 is a really good feat for our team.”
Texas Tech struck first with a run in the first on an Ellie Bailey RBI double.
The Lobos answered with a two-run home run in the second, but the Red Raiders would take the lead for good in the bottom of the inning.
Makinzy Herzog’s two-run home run gave Texas Tech a 3-2 lead and they would keep it going with four more runs in the third.
Arriana Villa drove in the final run on a fielder’s choice. Villa and Kailey Wyckoff each has three hits a piece and the team finished with 12 in the win.
Sage Hoover pitched 3.2 scoreless innings to improve to 11-0 on the season.
The Red Raiders (20-7) visit Texas State for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Tuesday in San Marcos.
(The Texas Tech Sports Communication Department contributed to this report.)