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Feb. 10, 2007

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TEMPE, Ariz. – Texas Tech freshman pitcher Ashly Jacobs tossed a three-hit shutout Saturday to lead her Red Raiders to a 4-0 win over the Ohio State softball team at the Tempe Sports Complex as day two concluded at the Kajikawa Classic hosted by Arizona State. After a nine-run output earlier Saturday, the Buckeyes see their record move to 2-2, while Texas Tech improves to 2-1.

Ohio State sophomore starter Kim Reeder (Salinas, Calif./Notre Dame H.S.) allowed only one hit in her three and two-thirds innings of work, but it was a big one – a three-run homer by Tech’s Jennifer Bowers in the bottom of the fourth inning. That proved to be Reeder’s final batter, as freshman Megan Miller (Woodland Hills, Calif./El Camino Real) came on in relief for the fourth time in as many games this season.

Miller finished the fourth inning, allowing a run, before senior Jamee Juarez (La Puente, Calif./Wilson) entered the circle and pitched the final two frames.

With two outs in the third inning, OSU junior Brittany Vanderink (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) and senior Megan Schwab (Glendale, Ariz./Sunrise Mountain) put together back-to-back singles and freshman Sam Marder (Calabasas, Calif./Calabasas) walked to load the bases, but Jacobs was able to get out of the jam and keep the Buckeyes off the scoreboard.

Ohio State put just three runners on base the rest of the way.

Two of the Buckeyes’ three hits came from Vanderink, a first-team All-Big Ten selection last year who owns a team-leading .417 batting average through the first four games.

Ohio State concludes its stay in Tempe Sunday when the Buckeyes take on No. 5 Arizona State at 11 a.m. (MT) in ASU’s Farrington Stadium.

### Go Bucks! ###