AUSTIN — The Texas Tech softball team broke a nine-game losing streak to Texas with a 6-5 victory on Saturday afternoon.
It was also Tech’s first Big 12 win and the Longhorns’ first conference loss.
Tech sophomore Samantha Camello hit her second career home run, to give Tech a 5-4 lead in the fifth.Later that inning, Camaury Washington scored on an error, making it 6-4.
Texas tried to come back in the bottom of the seventh, scoring a run as a batter was walked with the bases loaded and two outs.
Cara Custer (11-5) got the win for Texas Tech while giving up seven hits and three runs. Gretchen Aucoin got the final two outs for her sixth save.
TEXAS TECH 6, TEXAS 5
Texas Tech 103 020 0 — 6 7 2
Texas 202 000 1 — 5 10 1
Talley, Custer (2), Aucoin (7) and Lee, Crow (7). Davis, Smith (3), Slatten (5) and Ogle. W — Custer (11-5). L — Smith (10-4). Sv—Aucoin (6). HR—Tech, Camello. Records: Tech 28-13, 1-4; Texas 22-16, 2-1.
■ Women’s tennis
Lynn Kiro won her 12th match in a row and No. 32 Texas Tech downed TCU 5-2 Saturday.
at the McLeod Tennis Center
TEXAS TECH 5, TCU 2
Note: Format is one point for each singles match won and one point for winning best-of-three doubles.
Singles: Stefanie Tan, TCU, def. Kenna Kilgo, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4); Simona Parajova, TCU, def. Rashmi Teltumbde, 6-3, 6-0; Lynn Kiro, Texas Tech, def. Sofiko Kadzhaya, 6-0, 6-3; Nikki Sanders, Texas Tech, def. Seda Arantekin, 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-2); Samantha Adams, Texas Tech, def. Monica Sirilova, 6-3, 6-4; Samantha Czarniak Rigo, Texas Tech, def. Sandra Ibarra, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Adams-Kilgo, Texas Tech, def. Arantekin-Tan, 8-4; Kadzyhaya-Millie Nichols, TCU, def. Sanders-Teltumbde, 7-6; Kiro-Beatriz Machado Santos, Texas Tech, def. Parajova-Sirilova, 8-1.
Records: TCU 10-11, 3-4; Texas Tech 14-7, 4-3.
■ Track and field
Texas Tech’s Bradley Adkins and JaCorian Duffield both cleared 7 feet, 3 inches in the high jump and Adkins won on fewer misses Saturday at the Texas Tech Open.
Tech’s Hannah Carson won the women’s javelin (165-4) and discus (178-9).
Tech ex and U.S. Olympian Jason Young won men’s discus (209-2) and world champion Omo Osaghae won the 110-meter hurdles (13.40 seconds).
Tech’s other women’s winners included Haley Cook in the pole vault (12-2), Gionna Jackson in the triple jump (41-31/4), Michaela Palu in the high jump (5-81/2), Le’Tristan Pledger in the 110 hurdles (13.08), Cierra White in the 200 (23.30) and Caitlin Waters in the 800 (2:07.94).
Pledger also got second in the long jump with a mark of 20-0 1/4.
The Tech men got first-place finishes from Kole Weldon in the shot put (64-41/2) and the hammer throw (199-10), Evans Tuitoek in the 1,500 meters (3:53.94) and Daniel Wedell in the 10,000 meters (33.16.82).
Among Tech’s second-place finishers were Kyle Thompson in the pole vault (16-1 3/4) and Nick Rivera in the 1,500 meters (3:55.33).
South Plains College’s Elton Walcott won the triple jump (51-41/4), and the Texans won the sprint relay with a time of 39.73. SPC’s Ahmed Ali won the 100 with a 10.13 and Brian Smith the 200 in 20.91.