1. Red Raider of the Game
Freshman pitcher Ryan Shetter has been used this season in a relief position, appearing in 11 games with a 2-1 record and a 3.79 ERA. He started his first game of the season today, pitching 5.2 innings, allowing only 3 hits and no runs.
2. Play That Impacted the Game
In the bottom of the 5th inning, Gute came up to lead off the inning and promptly sent the ball to left field with a towering shot that seemed to hang in the air for a while. It was an omen for the inning as 6 Red raiders would cross the plate on 5 hits and an error that included a homer by Stephen Smith as well.
3. Stat of the Game
8-2. Tech had 8 extra base hits, comprised of 4 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 home runs compared to only a double and a triple for the Aztecs. The Red Raiders were able to get runners on base and into scoring position in a plentiful manner today.
4. Forgotten Play of the Game
In the 5th inning after both Smith and Gute homered, Gardner came up to the plate after Garcia had walked. He initially tripled, but came all the way in to score on a fielding error to give Tech the 10-0 lead they would end up winning by.
5. Big Reason Tech Won the Game
A great starting pitching performance combined with a 6-run 5th inning gave Tech more than enough to win the game over an inferior San Diego State team. The offense returned today after taking the day off a bit yesterday. The team needs to continue to win, even when not playing a Big 12 opponent. The series finale is scheduled for a 1st pitch at 11:30am on Sunday.