Texas Tech 7, New Mexico 15
|Date||Start Time||Texas Tech
|3/31/2009||7:00 p.m.||Louis Head (W, 1-2)||Edwin Carl (L, 2-1)||8-4|
|4/01/2009||3:00 p.m.||Colton Farrar (L, 0-2)||Ryan Escarcega (W, 1-1)||7-15|
LF - Michael Reed (Jr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Jr.); RF - Garrett Totten (Fr.)
3RD - Justin Berry (Fr.); SS - Joey Kenworthy (Jr.); 2ND - Willie Rueda (Sr.); 1ST - Chris Richburg (Sr.)
C - Jeremy Mayo (Fr.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (Fr.) or Nich Hanslik (Fr.)
*Click on the score for boxscore.
The Red Raiders split the series, and it was an absolutely awful 9th inning that led to New Mexico's 15-7 win over Texas Tech recap). Senior Cory Large (1.0 IP; 7 H; 9 R; 5 ER; 3 BB; 0 SO) pitched the 8th inning and to say he had a rough outing is an understatement. Freshman starter Colton Farrar (2.2 IP; 4 H; 3 ER; 3 BB; 0 SO) could not manage to get out of the 3rd inning and sophomore Jordan Stern (1.2 IP; 4 H; 2 ER; 0 BB; 0 SO) struggled a bit as well. Brandon Foster (1.0 IP; 1 H; 0 ER; 0 BB; 1 SO) and Kellen Monreal (1.2 IP; 0 H; 0 ER; 1 BB; 1 SO) pitched well in short relief.
The offense did manage 12 hits and 7 runs, so they weren't awful. Catchers Kevin Whitehead (1-3; 2 RBI) and Jeremy Mayo (1-1; 2 RBI; 1 HR) led the team in RBIs and Justin Berry (3-4) and Scott LeJeune (2-5) continue to get on base.
DT's Mike Graham recaps last night's loss, and Dan Spencer said that the 8th inning was obviously bad:
"We obviously had a bad eighth inning," Spencer said. "We had some chances to score. Ultimately, those are the things that cost us the game."