Texas Tech Baseball:
|Date||Texas Tech||Dallas Baptist||Result|
|Tue. 05/09/08 @ 6:35 p.m.||9 (W: Robert Kilcrease, 2-0)||8 (L: Ryan Goins, 3-2)||Boxscore|
The Red Raiders were able to hold off the Dallas Baptist Patriots for a 9-8 win on Tuesday. Robert Kilcrease pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 9 hits, 6 runs (only 3 earned), 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. The bullpen pitched well in relief, although James Leverton seems to be struggling a bit in his last few appearances. Leverton opened up the 8th inning, pitched only 0.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, both earned, walking none and striking out none. Brian Cloud did come in relief of Leverton, going 1.2 innings, without a blemish and striking out 1.
Willie Rueda continues to play well as he went 1-4 with 2 RBI, but the hero at the plate was Roger Kieschnick who went 2-5 and 3 RBI. Interestingly, Hays moved Kieschnick to third in the lineup, which makes some sense. With Rueda and kenworthy hitting the ball so well and Richburg playing pretty well as well, perhaps this is the best spot to protect Kieschnick.
LAJ's George Watson recaps last night's game. Here's Hays on this weekend's big series with Baylor, remember, the Red Raiders have got to sweep and it all starts on Friday: