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Texas Tech Sunday Morning Notes - Yet Another Loss Edition

Texas Tech Baseball:

Date Texas Tech Oklahoma State Result
Fri. 05/09/08 @ 6:35 p.m. 2 (L: James Leverton, 1-3) 3 (W: Robbie Weinhardt, 5-0) Boxscore
Sat. 05/10/08 @ 2:00 p.m. 3 (L: Chad Bettis, 4-4) 13 (W: Tyler Lyons, 9-2) Boxscore
Sun. 05/11/08 @ 1:00 p.m. Nate Karns (2-6, 8.06) Matt Gardner (5-2, 4.76) Boxscore

The Oklahoma State Cowboys hammer the Red Raiders, 13-3, ensuring Texas Tech of their first losing season since 1987. Freshman pitcher Chad Bettis was lit up, going just 5.0 innings, and giving up 14 hits, 12 runs, all earned walking only 1 and striking out 5. I'm not sure why they left Bettis in for so long. Bettis only threw 96 pitches, and he was throwing strikes 70% of the time. It was just the 3rd and the 5th innings where Bettis really struggled, every other inning Bettis pitched pretty well. I'm still scratching my head over this one.

Cory Large pitched well in relief, with 2.1 innings and giving up 3 hits, 1 run, walking none and striking out 2, while Jordan Stern closed out the game with 0.2 innings, 1 hit, and no runs, walks or strikeouts.

The offense has been quite stagnant since the break for finals, managing only 8 hits and 3 runs. Willie Rueda continues to get on base, going 2-4. Chris Richburg also went 2-4 with a RBI.

Strangely, there is no story from the LAJ this morning.