Texas Tech Baseball
Red Raiders and Cowboys
|Date||Start Time||Texas Tech
|5/15/2009||6:30 p.m.||Chad Bettis (W, 5-0)||Brad Propst (L, 1-1)||9-8|
|5/16/2009||1:00 p.m.||Louis Head (L, 1-4)||Tyler Lyons (W, 6-5)||5-14|
|5/17/2009||1:00 p.m.||TBA||Tyler Blandford (7-3, 4.52)||-|
LF - Michael Reed (Jr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Jr.); RF - Garrett Totten (Fr.)
SS - Joey Kenworthy (Jr.) 2ND - Willie Rueda (Sr.);
3RD - Justin Berry (Fr.) 1ST - Chris Richburg (Sr.)
C - Jeremy Mayo (Fr.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (Fr.)
*Click on the score for boxscore. Texas Tech series preview (pdf).
Series Tied 1-1
Very impressive outing from Oklahoma State's Tyler Lyons, who pitched 8 innings gave up 3 earned runs, walked 2 and struck out 7 Red Raiders (recap). OSU was able to put enough runs on the board in the 2nd and 3rd innings to win the games as starter Louis Head (3.0 IP; 9 H; 7 ER; 2 BB; 4 SO) struggled to get out of the third. The bullpen wasn't much better as only Ben Flora (1.0 IP; 0 H; 0 ER; 0 BB; 1 SO) was able to get any outs. Cory Large, Lorenzo Douglas and Brandon Foster all struggled to a certain extent. At the plate, the Red Raiders had plenty of hits (12), but just couldn't turn those hits into runs. 2B Willie Rueda (3-5) and Chris Richburg (1-3; 2 RBI) led a pretty quite offense.
LAJ's George Watson recaps yesterday's game and as far as the Big 12 Tournament is concerned, here's the latest:
About the only good news on the day for Tech came from up north, where 10th-place Nebraska beat eighth-place Baylor, 5-0, ensuring the Red Raiders will finish the regular season no lower than seventh, their best regular-season finish since 2004.
Thanks to the Cowboys (31-22, 8-16), though, the best finish Tech can hope for now is sixth, and that will take a win in today’s 1 p.m. regular-season finale and a much better effort than was shown on Saturday.