Flashes drop third game of the season against No. 20 Texas Tech

Amanda Levine Sports editor

Senior pitcher Madi Huck came into Tuesday’s match up against No. 20 Texas Tech with a 0.78 ERA. The right-handed pitcher struggled against a dominant Raiders lineup after shutting down Texas Southern’s offense.

Redshirt sophomore pitcher Andrea Scali got the start for the Flashes. She gave up four runs on four hits over three innings. The pitcher gave up a home run in the bottom of the second inning to Kelcy Leach to left field. The catcher drove in teammate Zoe Jones, leading the Raiders (8-3) to a 9-1 win over the Flashes (7-3). 

Huck came into relief for pitcher Scali and threw one inning. The right-handed pitcher threw one inning, giving up three runs on three hits.

After powerful offensive performances against Texas Southern and Kansas City, the Flashes struggled to score off of a powerful Raiders pitching performance. 

The Flashes’ lone run came in the first inning after Kennadie Goth singled down the left field line and drove in Sabrina Kerschner. Kent State left four runners on base, and wasn’t able to get an extra base hit. The Flashes were limited to just two hits and six strikeouts. 

Raiders pitcher Erin Edmoundson shut down Kent State’s powerful offense; the team has eight players with at least an .800 on-base percentage. She struck out six after pitching five innings and only giving up one run. 

Kent State’s next appearance will be at the Woo Pig Classic where it will face off against No. 3 Florida State, No. 22 University of Arkansas, Baylor and Villanova. The Seminoles are coming off a loss to No. 2 UCLA, while the Razorbacks are coming off a 4-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast University. 

Amanda Levine is a sports editor. Contact her at [email protected].