Texas Tech Basketball:
Darko v. Okorie. That's right, two Texas Tech signees battled last night, Darko Cohadarevic of Seward College and Nick Okorie of South Plains played in a semi-final game, and South Plains won 77-65 (boxscore). Cohadarevic led his team with 21 points off of 8-17 shooting, and pulling down only 3 rebounds. Last night was not Okorie's night as he made only 3-12 shots for 8 points, but he did have 5 boards, 4 assists and no turnovers. Cohadarevic apparently got a bloody nose and was back in as soon as possible, that's the kind of stuff I like to hear. SPC will play Salt Lake, Utah for the championship tonight, tipoff is at 8:00 p.m. I also wanted to link to the two boxscores from Thursday's action: Okorie and Cohadarevic.
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.||7 (W: Leverton, 1-2)||5 (L: Ruffin, 1-2)||Boxscore|
|Saturday 03/22/08 @ 12:00 p.m.||Chad Bettis (3-0, 3.24)||TBA||Boxscore|
That's what we like to see. Down early, the Red Raiders battled back to beat the Longhorns, 7-5. Tanner Rindels led the offense, going 3-4 with a home run and 3 RBI, while starter A.J. Ramos must have done enough not to get beat, going 5.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 6 WALKS, and striking out 6. Ramos' pitch count is still way too high (111 pitches), but he got the job done today. James Leverton got the win, pitching 1 inning of no-hit ball, walking 1 and striking out none. Zach Stewart got the save going 2.2 innings, giving up 2 hits, 1 run, not earned, walking 1 and striking out 3.
At the plate, Hall Seefeld, Kreder, and Ashby each had 1 RBI, a collective effort for sure, sans Ashby's work.
Congrats should also go out to Coach Hays who earned his 800th victory.
LAJ's George Watson recaps last night's game along with a pretty cool slideshow. Watson has this quote from Coach Hays:
Also from Tanner Rindels, the offensive hero of last night's game: