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Texas Tech Thursday Morning Baseball Notes - Richburg Hitting For The Cycle Edition

Texas Tech Baseball:

Date Texas Tech New Mexico State Result
Tue. 04/22/08 @ 6:05 p.m. 12 (W: Robert Kilcrease, 1-0) 2 (L: Dillon Smith, 1-3) Boxscore
Wed. 04/23/08 @ 6:00 p.m. Lorenzo Douglas (2-1, 5.94) TBA Boxscore

Three in a row? The winds must have really been blowing last night as your Red Raiders won their 3rd game in a row, beating the New Mexico State Aggies, 16-10. On the mound, Lorenzo Douglas only lasted 2.1 innings, giving up 5 hits, 5 runs, walking 4 and striking out 3. Sam Janca wasn't much better, pitching only 2.2 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 1 strikeout. Cory Large did have a good outing, going 3.0 innings, with 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Owen Brolsma wasn't good either, with 0.1 innings, giving up 1 run, and 2 walks. Luckily James Leverton bailed him out, with 0.2 innings with no hits, no walks, and 1 strikeout.

At the plate, it appears that the offense is slowly waking up, with 19 hits and 16 runs. Richburg (2), Seefeld (8), Kieschnick (13), Rindels (4) and Hall (1) all had a home run and leading the charge was Chris Richburg who hit for the cycle, going 4-4 with 3 RBI. At the top of the order Willie Rueda went 3-6 with 2 RBI, while Jason Seefeld and Rober Kieschnick also each had 2 RBI.

Winning 3 games in a row isn't bad, but let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. We still lost the series to Kansas State before the last game, and I would hope that Texas Tech's program is on firmer footing that the Aggie of New Mexico State. With that being said, I'm glad that these guys have been able to get some wins under their belt and hope that this bodes well for the weekend series against Oklahoma.

LAJ's George Watson recaps last night's victory and notes that Richburg is one of 5 Red Raiders who have hit for the cycle in school history.