The Warrior softball team travelled to sunny California to start its 2009 season. On Wednesday afternoon, Tech squared off with the Concordia Eagles (CA) and dropped a pair to the Eagles, 4-0 and 15-2.
In the first game, the Concordia pitcher, senior Laura Wiens, tossed a no hitter. For the Warriors, junior Jessica Williams (Seattle, WA / Meadowdale) allowed two earned runs and struck out two.
In the second game, the Eagles used a big third inning to put away the Warriors. Senior Mallory Harris (Greenfield Central / Greenfield) went 2 for 3 with a run for Tech. Freshman Casey Prince (Severn, MD / Mt. De Sales), senior Brittany Miller (Spencerville, IN / Leo) and Williams each had a double.
The Warriors will continue their west coast swing with a tournament hosted by California Baptist in Riverside, CA. Tech will play California Baptist (2 p.m.) and Southern Oregon (6 p.m.) on Thursday, Feb. 5. On Friday, Feb. 6, they will play Belhaven at noon and California Baptist at 4 p.m. The tournament wraps up on Saturday, when the top four teams play each other in a single elimination playoff.