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Instant Reaction: Ryan Shetter leads shutout of New Mexico State

Shetter pitched 6 scoreless innings as the Red Raiders beat New Mexico State 12-0.

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The No. 3 Texas Tech Baseball team has gained its fifth win in as many games this season as they defeated the New Mexico State Aggies by a score of 12-0. The Red Raiders pitched their best game of the season in this, their first shutout. Ryan Shetter made his first start of the season and had the best performance by any pitcher this year.

Shetter pitched 6 innings while only allowing one hit. Shetter also struck out nine batters while throwing 68 pitches. He was dominant and allowed the Red Raider offense to really shine in this game. There were also three other pitchers that pitched today as Caleb Killian came in to pitch the 7th inning. Kilian allowed one hit while also striking out one batter on 15 pitches. Dane Haveman also made an appearance, pitching a perfect 8th inning. Nick Candelari came in to finish things in the 9th inning and gave up two hits while striking out one.

Brock Whittlesey made the start for the Aggies and only lasted one and a third innings while allowing only one run coming off the bat of Brian Klein. This is Klein’s first home run of the year and started the Red Raiders offensively. Brian Klein went yard again in the fifth inning as he scored the first three runs for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech wasn’t done in the fifth as Grant Little hit another homer to bump the Red Raider’s lead to 5-0. The Red Raiders tacked on two more runs in the fifth courtesy of Kurt Wilson’s first collegiate home run. This pushed their lead to 7 as the Red Raiders had a 6 run fifth inning. The Red Raiders pushed in 5 runs in the eighth inning led by Josh Jung’s two-RBI double to score Cody Farhat and pinch-hitter Cody Masters.

The Red Raiders had a complete performance today as the final tally was 12-0. The Red Raider baseball team next travels to San Antonio to take on the UTSA Roadrunners this weekend. What do you think of the Red Raiders’ win against the Aggies? Let us know in the comment section below.