Double-T Nation News:
No "DTN's Top ____" this morning, long day in court yesterday and no work today. Taking it easy.
Texas Tech Basketball:
What do you know. South Plains College wins again, with Texas Tech recruit Nick Okorie scoring 14 points, all in the second half to lead SPC to a 66-61 win over Indian Hills. There is no official boxscore posted quite yet. Also of note, Texas Tech's other JUCO commitment, Darko Cohadarevic's Seward team beat NE Oklahoma A&M 68-61 (again, no boxscore), which means Okorie's and Cohadarevic's teams will meet up tonight at 8:00 p.m. in a semi-final game.
Texas Tech Baseball:
|Thursday 03/20/08 @ 6:05 p.m.||6 (L, Nate Karns, 1-3)||22 (W, Brandon Workman, 3-1)||Boxscore|
|Friday 03/21/08 @ 6:05 p.m.||AJ Ramos (1-2, 5.73)||Kenn Kasparek (1-1, 4.24)||Boxscore|
|Saturday 03/22/08 @ 12:00 p.m.||Chad Bettis (3-0, 3.24)||TBA||Boxscore|
Yesterday, Dan Spencer said that he didn't have many options regarding that 1st and 2nd starter in Ramos and Karns. Last night, the Red Raiders were absolutely hammered, losing to the Longhorns, 22-6 (that's not a typo). Nate Karns gave up 8 earned runs in 2.2 innings off of 6 hits, 6 WALKS, and 1 strikeout. The bullpen wasn't much better as Brian Cloud gave up 9 hits, 6 earned runs, walking 1 and striking out 1 and Jordan Stern pitched 0.2 innings, giving up 5 runs off of 3 hits, 2 walks and striking out none. Brutal, absolutely brutal.
I'm not sure the offense matters much when you are down by a crap-load, but Monk Kreder had a home run and 2 RBI, while Taylor Ashby went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Kieschnick went 0-5 for the day.
LAJ's George Watson recaps yesterday's game, and had this on Karns' performance:
Coach Larry Hays had this to say about his starter:
Ramos had better pitch the game of his life today.