1. Red Raider of the Game
In a game all about offense, only one pitcher actually performed well. Freshman Ryan Shetter got the win for Tech, going 3.1 innings, allowing only 2 hits and no runs. He was the only Tech pitcher to not allow any runs, and shut down the Lobos on a windy day in Lubbock.
2. Play That Impacted the Game
In the bottom of the 7th inning with the game close at 11-9, 3 Tech batters got on base via walks, including Raley who was intentionally walked to bring up Gute. That sounds like a great idea UNM. Bring up a power hitter with experience. Gute doubled in 3 runs, and Tech never looked back.
3. Stat of the Game
11 runs were scored in a busy 3rd inning. UNM would send up 8 batters, scoring 5, and Tech would send 11, putting 6 across the plate, and each team would hit one out of the park.
4. Forgotten Play of the Game
In the 6th inning, Anthony Lyons was initially ruled safe at first, but the umpire changed his mind, calling him out. Coach Tim Tadlock didn't like the call, and argued the call rather vigorously. So vigorously in fact that he was ejected, and threw his hat down on the field. Tech would respond in the 7th with the 3-run double from Gute. It's great to see your coach fight for your players.
5. Big Reason Tech Won the Game
This game had pretty much everything you could ask for. Great pitching by Shetter, 6 stolen bases by Tech (4 by Zach Davis), 7 batters hit by a pitch, 4 home runs, an ejected coach, 8 doubles, and 11 total pitchers. Tech was swept by UNM last year, so a win today was great to see. Tech plays UNM later on in April, with 2 games in Albuquerque.
The Red Raiders return to Big 12 play with a home series this weekend against Oklahoma. With the Easter holiday, the series will be Thursday-Saturday