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Texas Tech Uses the Long Ball To Sweep Sam Houston St

The Red Raiders knock off Sam Houston in a big way, winning 20-3

1. Red Raider of the Game

In a game full of hits and runs, Tyler Neslony stood out above the rest. His 6 RBI's were a career high for him as he went 2-5 with 3 runs and 2 home runs off the scoreboard. He was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 9-run 7th inning as well.

2. Play That Impacted the Game

Stephen Smith led off for Tech in the bottom of the 1st and sent a ball off the left field wall, tripling to start off the game, a sign of things to come as Tech would have 14 hits, including 3 doubles, 2 triples, and 3 home runs.

3. Stat of the Game

12. It wasn't until the top of the 5th inning, after starter Ty Damron retired 12 straight batters, where Sam Houston would get a base runner. By that time, it was already an 11-run lead for Tech. In a game where the offense made all the headlines, Ty had a great start, pitching 4 perfect innings.

4. Forgotten Play of the Game

Way back in the top of the 2nd inning, when the game was still manageable at 1-0 Tech. A Sam Houston batter hit the ball towards shallow right center and Michael Davis made a running, over the shoulder catch to keep Damron's perfect game bid alive.

5. Big Reason Tech Won the Game

Any time you score 20 runs in baseball, you better win. Tech started off the game very strong, going up 6-0 very quickly. The offense didn't slow down, scoring run after run and then really broke it open in the 7th inning with 9 runs. The pitching staff was strong, even with longer than usual rest periods. With this win, Tech swept the Bearkats after a win earlier this year in Huntsville and sweeping the doubleheader today.