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Texas Tech Wednesday Morning Baseball Notes - Splitting The Series Edition

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Date Start Time Texas Tech
Starting Pitcher
UTSA
Starting Pitcher
Result
4/7/2009 3:30 p.m. Lorenzo Douglas (L, 0-2) Andy Benedict (W, 2-1) 0-2
4/7/2009 6:30 p.m. Nate Karns (W, 2-3) Kris Ruepke (L, 0-3) 7-6
Outfield:
LF - Michael Reed (Jr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Jr.); RF - Mason Macnoll (Fr.)
Infield:
3RD - Justin Berry (Fr.); SS - Joey Kenworthy (Jr.); 2ND - Garrett Totten (Fr.); 1ST - Chris Richburg (Sr.)
C - Jeremy Mayo (Fr.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (Fr.)

*Click on the score for boxscore. Texas Tech series preview (pdf).

A mid-week complete game loss? That's just not something I'm accustomed to seeing, but UTSA's Tony Benedict did. Texas Tech split the double-header with UTSA, losing the first game 0-2 (recap) and winning the second game, 7-6 (recap).

In the first game, Lorenzo Douglas (6.0 IP; 2 ER; 3 BB; 5 SO) gave the Red Raidrs an excellent effort and Colton Farrar (1.0 IP; 2 H; 0 ER; 0 BB; 0 SO) pitched a perfect 7th inning. The offense, however, was very quiet, producing only 3 hits , two of them from Chris Richburg (2-3).  Still a good effort by Douglas, who hasn't pitched in a long time.

The second game had a little bit more drama as Nate Karns (6.0 IP; 6 H; 3 ER; 0 BB; 11 SO) gave Texas Tech 6 solid innings and 11 freaking strikeouts. Robert Kilcrease (1.1 IP; 2 H; 3 R; 0 ER; 2 BB; 0 SO) allowed the game to get a lot closer than the Red Raiders wanted, but freshman Louis Head (1.2 IP; 1 H; 0 ER; 1 BB; 3 SO) got his first save of his career. The offense was equally good, with an RBI from 7 different Red Raiders -- Michael Reed (0-2; 1 RBI); Joey Kenworthy (2-4; 1 RBI); Chris Richburg (1-4; 1 RBI); Scott LeJeune (2-5; 1 RBI); Taylor Ashby (3-4; 1 RBI); Justin Berry (2-4; 1 RBI); Jeremy Mayo (1-3; 1 RBI); and Garrett Totten (0-3; 1 RBI).