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Texas Tech Saturday Morning Baseball Notes - Get Relaxed Edition

Texas Tech Baseball:

Date Texas Tech Kansas Result
Fri. 04/11/08 @ 4:00 p.m. 5 (L: Nate Karns, 1-6) 9 (W: Nick Czyz, 2-3) Boxscore
Sat. 04/12/08 @ 12:00 p.m. A.J. Ramos (1-3, 5.58) Andres Esquibel (2-2, 3.95) Boxscore
Sun. 04/13/08 @ 1:00 p.m. Chad Bettis (3-2, 5.23) Paul Smyth (1-3, 2.70) Boxscore

I don't have a link, but today's game is supposed to be on Fox Sports Southwest. So tune in cheer on your Red Raiders.

C'mon. When it seemed like Karns was back on track, he falls back off the wagon (that's two too many metaphors in one sentence). Nate Karns gave up 5 runs in the first 2.1 innings and the Red Raiders lost to the Kansas Jayhawks, 9-5. Karns' line is as follows, 8 hits, 5 runs, all earned, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. The normally reliable, James Leverton had his worst outing of the year, pitching only 0.2 innings, giving up 2 hits, and 2 runs. Cory Large did pitch well out of the pen, going 3.2 innings, giving up only 1 hit, 1 run, walking 1 and striking out 4.

The offense was just okay, producing 7 hits and 5 runs. The top of the order produced again (Kenworthy was 3-4 with 2 RBI and Rueda was 1-5 with 2 RBI), but the meat of the order (Kieschnick, Thennis and Richburg) went 2-14 with 1 RBI.

JQ over at Rock Chalk Talk has a good write-up of Game One.

LAJ's George Watson recaps the game, and noted that it was Texas Tech that struggled with the a lot of the things that the Jayhawks had been struggling with.

Coach Hays:

"Those two things - a bad start and they got about three big base hits and we got a couple of singles," Tech head coach Larry Hays said. "If we can get a big hit or two, maybe we can separate a little bit and get relaxed with our pitching."

Cory Large on his good performance:

"I was really just trying to keep the ball down and away from their hitters and pound the zone," Large said. "We were on the field a lot in the first part of the game and everyone was getting cold. We kept battling, but we've got to have a lot better starts if we want to consistently win. We've got to have better starts on the mound."