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Red Raiders Trounce the Aggies, 14-2

In a game full of hitting, great pitching fueled a big win over New Mexico St

1. Red Raider of the Game

In a game that featured copious amounts of offense from the good guys, the defense was just as good, and it all started with starting pitcher Steven Gingery. Scattering 4 hits and 2 runs over 5.1 innings, Steven had an impressive 12 strikeouts. He pitched 16 outs, and 12 were strikeouts. He was able to mow through the Aggie lineup, and became the 1st pitcher since Corey Taylor in 2013 to record 12 strikeouts in a game.

2. Play That Impacted the Game

After Tech piled on 4 runs in the bottom of the 2nd, Gingery allowed a solo shot to begin the 3rd inning. Instead of letting that dictate play and affect his game, he would only see 11 batters to get the next 9 outs.

3. Stat of the Game

The number 4 was a good omen for Tyler Neslony. He ended up with 4 hits in 4 at bats with 4 runs and 4 RBIs

4. Forgotten Play of the Game

As good as the Tech offense was today, forgotten to most is probably the play of Steven Smith at the plate. He officially went 0 for 5 at the plate, only reaching base on an error. Smith has been in a bit of a funk lately, but it should only take 1 game to wake The Bull.

5. Big Reason Tech Won the Game

Tyler Neslony (who almost got the Red Raider of the Game award) was a big part of the offense, with 2 home runs, a single, and a double. When one of Tech's big hitters is feeling it, watch out because it takes quite a bit to stop them. The Red Raiders potent offense and fantastic pitching won the game this time. Also, we only left 5 men on base, which is a big step in the right direction.