Titans Shutout in Season Opener at Texas
Feb. 9, 2012
AUSTIN, TX - Texas starter Blaire Luna struck out 12 in the complete-game effort and four Longhorns finished with at least three hits in the game Thursday night as the host team opened its own Texas Classic with a 23-0 shutout of visiting Cal State Fullerton in five innings at Red & Charline McCombs Field in Austin.
Senior Nicole Johnson (a single in the fourth) and junior Ashley Carter (an infield hit in the fifth) garnered the only hits for the Titans (0-1 overall), who allowed the most runs by an opponent in school history in the loss, breaking the previous mark of 18 scored by UCLA on Feb. 7, 2001.
Torie Schmidt finished 4-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI, falling only a home run short of the cycle for No. 18/19 Texas (1-0). Mandy Ogle (3-for-3, four RBI), Lexy Bennett (3-for-4, three RBI), and Brejae Washington (3-for-4, four RBI) also finished with multiple hits on the night as the Longhorns banged out 17 hits, including three home runs.
Luna (1-0) walked one and hit two batters as some of the few blemishes on a night where she carried a no-hitter into the fourth inning before Johnson led-off with a single to left. She allowed just six baserunners, stranding a pair in scoring position.
The Titans look to bounce back on Friday afternoon (Feb. 10) at 12 p.m. PT as they take on Colorado State in the second game of the day.