Gardner-Webb Wraps Up 2017 Easton Bama Bash Sunday With 4-0 Loss to Texas Tech

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Gardner-Webb played its final game at the 2017 Easton Bama Bash Sunday afternoon, falling to Big 12 foe Texas Tech by a 4-0 score.

Texas Tech (8-7) got a combined shutout performance in the circle from Kassidy Scott and Mattison Maisel, with Scott scattering five hits over 6.0 innings of work. Maisel pitched a scoreless seventh to seal the win.

Gardner-Webb stranded five runners in the game, including three in the first two innings.

Texas Tech got on the board in the second, following a leadoff single with a sacrifice fly to go up 1-0. The lead grew to 2-0 in the fourth, when Scott helped her cause with a two-out RBI double – driving home a leadoff walk.

The Red Raiders doubled the lead again in the sixth, getting a leadoff single from Kierra Miles and an RBI double from Jessica Hartwell for a 3-0 lead, and an RBI single from Kenzie Davis for a 4-0 lead that would stand.

The Runnin' Bulldogs went down in order in the top of the seventh, with Maisel getting a ground ball, infield fly and a line drive to end the game.

Gardner-Webb had five hits on the day, with Megan Gibbons (2-for-3) leading the way. Callie Thornton (1-for-3), Alia Booth (1-for-3) and Megan Champion (1-for-3) also collected hits for Gardner-Webb.

Mackenzie Thompson took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings of work. She fanned three and walked just one. Ashley Wark came on to hurl a scoreless sixth inning for the 'Dogs.

Texas Tech had nine hits in the game, with seven batters collecting at least one base knock – including three doubles. Four different Red Raiders had RBI in the game.

Gardner-Webb will take a 10-day break before getting back to action on March 8 at South Carolina State. The doubleheader will begin at 2:00 pm in Orangeburg, S.C.