Texas Tech Baseball:
|Fri. 05/16/08 @ 6:05 p.m.||7 (W: Zach Stewart, 3-2)||4 (L: Shawn Tolleson, 5-4)||Boxscore|
|Sat. 05/17/08 @ 2:00 p.m.||Chad Bettis (4-4, 5.95)||Craig Fritch (3-3, 3.72)||Boxscore|
|Sun. 05/18/08 @ 1:00 p.m.||Nate Karns (2-6, 9.00)||TBA||Boxscore|
So far so good. Texas Tech beat Baylor 7-4 on Friday night, and OSU helped out as well, beating OU in their home opener (we need for OSU to win 2 of 3 and Texas Tech needs to sweep).
As with most things in baseball, it all starts with pitching, and Zach Stewart was awfully good last night, going 8.0 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and striking out 7. James Leverton pitched 0.2 innings, giving up 2 hits, and 1 run, while Brian Cloud closed out the game, getting that final out with a strikeout.
Roger Kieschnick led the oway offensively going 2-5, both hits were home runs for his 15th and 16th home runs of the year and 3 RBI for the day. And don't forget about Willie Rueda who is still is on an incredible streak, going 2-5 and scoring a run. Monk Kreder also went 1-3 with 2 RBI and Chris Richburg and Jason Seefeld each had an RBI.
LAJ's George Watson has the game recap and notes that Stewart, from the 2nd inning forward, retired 10 batters in a row and 20 of the final 23. That's impressive, and here's Stewart:
And Hays on last night's game: