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Texas Tech Thursday Morning Baseball Notes - Losing To The Islanders Edition

Red Raiders Lose Series

Date Start Time Texas Tech
Starting Pitcher
Corpus Christi
Starting Pitcher
3/17/2009 6:30 p.m. Jordan Stern (L, 0-2) Brett Carnline (W, 1-3) 5-7
3/18/2009 6:30 p.m. Louis Head (L, 0-2) Jake Liedka (W, 1-1) 2-6
Outfield LF - Michael Reed (Jr.); CF - Mason Macnoll (Fr.); RF - Taylor Ashby (Jr.)
3RD - Justin Berry (Fr.); SS - Joey Kenworthy (Jr.); 2ND - Willie Rueda (Sr.); 1ST - Chris Richburg (Sr.)
C - Kevin Whitehead (Fr.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (Fr.) or Nich Hanslik (Fr.)

*Click on the score for boxscore.

Texas Tech 2, Corpus Christi 6

Where have we seen this happen? Great at home and awful on the road. Pretty amazing that the Red Raiders could drop two in a row to a team that had lost 15 games already, of course Texas Tech has already lost 12 now (recap). The pitching was okay, and the recap states that TAMU-CC's grandslam in the 5th inning was controversial in that it appeared foul, but the home plate umpire called it fair. Brandon Foster (2.1 IP; 4 H; 2 ER; 2 BB; 2 SO) started the game, but it was Louis Head (2.0 IP; 1 H; 3 ER; 2 BB; 0 SO) earned the loss. Remember, both of these guys are freshmen.  But it was the offense that failed to give the pitching staff much to work with, managing only 2 hits for the day. Chris Richburg (1-3; 1 HR; 1 RBI) and Justin Berry (1-4; 1 HR; 1 RBI) both hit homeruns and provided the only two runs and the only two hits.