Texas Tech Team Records

Miscellaneous Team Records
Most Wins, Season   51 wins, 1995
Most Losses, Season 33 losses, 1985
Longest Winning Streak  18 games, 1996
Longest Losing Streak   17 games, 1985
Longest SWC Winning Streak  8 games, 1996
Longest SWC Losing Streak   15 games, 1985
Consecutive Game Hitting Streak 29 by Keith Ginter, 1997

Attendance Records

Average Home Attendance per year Year Gms. Total Avg. 1997 31 65,803 2,122.7 1996 29 72,007 2,483.0 1995 32 36,093 1,127.9 1994 29 21,201 731.1 1993 35 33,110 946.0 1992 35 26,005 743.0 1991 32 23,104 722.0 1990 36 20,592 572.0 1989 35 19,845 567.0 1988 37 21,460 580.0 1987 27 8,667 321.0 Top-30 games Rk. Opponent Year Attend. 1 Southern California 1996 5,814 2 Texas A&M 1997 5,298 3 Fresno State 1996 5,212 4 Texas A&M 1997 5,112 5 Southwest Texas State 1997 4,992 6 Oklahoma State 1997 4,910 7 Fresno State 1996 4,891 8 Texas A&M 1997 4,864 9 Grand Canyon 1997 4,813 10 Texas A&M 1996 4,437 11 Oklahoma State 1997 4,012 12 Nebraska 1997 3,962 13 Oklahoma State 1997 3,913 14 Rice 1996 3,755 15 Texas A&M 1996 3,742 16 Houston 1996 3,639 17 Texas 1993 3,722 18 Texas 1993 3,500 Texas 1993 3,500 20 Texas A&M 1994 3,347 Texas A&M 1994 3,347 22 Texas A&M 1996 3,288 Texas A&M 1996 3,288 24 Oklahoma 1995 3,244 25 Texas 1996 3,215 26 Texas 1995 3,213 Texas 1995 3,213 27 Arkansas 1991 3,200 28 Arkansas 1991 3,061 30 Texas 1995 3,047 31 Texas A&M 1994 3,022 32 Baylor 1996 2,890 33 TCU 1996 2,686 34 Rice 1995 2,504 Top Four-Game Series Series Year Total Avg. Texas A&M 1996 15,209 3,802.3 Top Three-Game Series Series Year Total Avg. Texas A&M 1997 15,274 5,091.3 Oklahoma State 1997 12,835 4,278.3 Texas A&M 1996 11,013 3,671.1 Texas A&M 1994 9,716 3,238.7 Texas 1995 9,473 3,157.7 Nebraska 1997 9,314 3,104.7 TCU 1996 8,443 2,814.3 Rice 1995 6,692 2,230.7 Houston 1996 6,513 2,171.0 Iowa State 1997 3,706 1,235.3 Top Two-Game Series Series Year Total Avg. Grand Canyon 1997 5,955 2977.5 Oklahoma 1995 5,755 2,877.5

NCAA Regional Attendance Records

Regional Attendance Year Total Games Avg. 1997 23,407 10 2304.7 1996 Southwest Conference Tournament Year Total Games Avg. 1996 31,542 12 2,628.5

Single Game Records

Team Single Game Records At-Bats 58 vs. Coll. of Southwest, 1997 Runs 31 vs. Coll. of Southwest, 1997 Hits 32 vs. Coll. of Southwest, 1997 Runs Batted In 30, 1984 vs. Baylor Doubles 10 vs. Coll. of Southwest, 1997 Triples 6, 1975 vs. Rice Home Runs 8, 1984 vs. Baylor Total Bases 59, 1995 vs. Providence Stolen Base 10, 1995 vs. West Texas A&M Most Opponent Runs 28, 1985 by Texas A&M Most Opponent Hits 23, 1983 vs. Rice, 1984 vs. Arkansas Individual Single Game Records At-Bats 7 by 18 players, four in 1997 Runs 5 by 11 players, three in 1997 Hits 6 by Joe Dillon (6-for-6) vs.Southern Cal, 1996 6 by Shane Langen (6-for-7) vs. Coll. of Southwest, 1997 Runs Batted In 9 by Mike Bewley vs Rice, 1975 9 by John Grimes vs. Baylor, 1984 Doubles 3 by 16 players, Brandon Buckley, 1997 Triples 3 by Stubby Clapp vs. Houston, 1996 3 by Gary Ashby vs. Rice, 1976 3 by Ron Mattson vs. Arkansas, 1975 Home Runs 4 by Johnny Vidales vs. Sul Ross State, 1984 4 by Todd Howey, vs. Sul Ross State, 1984 Total Bases 13 by Cecil Norris, vs. UTEP, 1971 13 by Joe Dillon vs. Texas A&M, 1996 Stolen Bases 4 by Johnny Vestal, vs. Wichita State 1976 4 by Tommy Dobyns vs. UTEP, 1984 4 by Kent Blasingame vs. Texas A&M, 1992 4 by Mike Kinney vs. Cameron, 1993 Bases on Balls 5 by Clint Bryant vs. West Texas A&M, 1995 5 by Chris Chiprez vs. UT-Arlington, 1996 Strikeouts 4 by 9 players Most Hits Allowed 16 by Robert Bryant vs. Arkansas, 1979 Most Walks Issued 10 by Pat McKean vs. Rice, 1969 10 by Robert Bryant vs. Texas Lutheran, 1979 Most Runs Allowed 13 by Jerry Lee vs. Arizona, 1972 Most Strikeouts 18 by Buddy Hampton vs. Abilene Christian, 1968 Most Strikeouts by Opponent 19 by Burt Hooton vs. Texas, 1971 Southwest Conference Season Records (1992 not included due to a 36-game conference schedule) Victories 16 in 1995 At-Bats 852 in 1995 Runs 244 in 1996 Hits 277 in 1995 Batting Average .337 in 1995 Doubles 64 in 1996 Triples 21 in 1975 Home Runs 45 in 1996 Total Bases 698 in 1984 Stolen Bases 67 in 1996 Bases on Balls 128 in 1996 Putouts 622 in 1996 Assists 270 in 1977 Double Plays 36 in 1979 Fielding Percentage .972 in 1982 Left on Base 198 in 1980 Fewest Opponent Runs 54 in 1970 Most Opponent Runs 271 in 1985 Fewest Opponent Hits 105 in 1971 Most Opponent Hits 297 in 1985 Earned Run Average 3.76 in 1973 Texas Tech No Hitters

Through its existence, Texas Tech baseball sqauds have played 1,772 total games, but the ones that are remembered most- the no-hitters, account for just two percent of those outings.

Six of the eight no-hitters have come in the month of April. Following are accounts of those eight games in which Texas Tech was involved in a no-hit contest.

April 19, 1926

Texas Tech 3 McMurry 0
LUBBOCK, Texas- Volney "Scratch" Hill not only threw a no-hitter but also drove in two of the three runs the Red Raiders scored. Hill, who threw four complete games in five starts, hurled an 11-inning game against Daniel Baker that was halted by darkness (at 3-3) in his first outing as a Raider. The spitball artist also led the team in batting.

April 23, 1955

Texas Lutheran 15 Texas Tech 0
SEGUIN, Texas- Lefthander Pete Correa faced the minimum 27 batters for a no-hitter. Correa, who threw 75 strikes in 105 pitches, walked second baseman Fulton Smith to open the sixth inning, but pinch-hitter John Henry Bates grounded into a 6-4-3 double play on the first pitch. Correa struck out 15 batters and went two-for-five at the plate. He struck out one batter in each inning with a 1, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3 strikeout line per inning.

March 28, 1956

Texas Lutheran 7 Texas Tech 0
SEGUIN, Texas- Ray Erxleben allowed just one base runner in improving his record to 3-0. Erxleben faced only 29 batters (one reached base on an error and the other walked). After three starts, all complete games, Erxleben had pitched 29 innings, 27 of them scoreless, struck out 29 batters, walked 10 and allowed just one earned run.

In the nightcap, Pete Correa struck out 15 batters and walked only one in improving to 3-1 on the season. He had a no-hitter going until Red Raider outfielder Dave Allen blooped a single down the first base line in the eighth inning of a 2-0 game.

April 2, 1962

Texas Tech 2 Eastern New Mexico 0
LUBBOCK, Texas- Ramey Brandon was in trouble much of the game due to seven bases on balls and two wild pitches. One batter reached third base and three others made it to second. In the third inning, Gordon Hill walked, was sacrificed to second and took third on a wild pitch. On a potential wild pitch, catcher Doug Cannon threw Hill out at the plate with Brandon covering.

In the fourth inning, Brandon walked two batters but one was caught stealing and the other was caught trying to go from first to third base on an error. Eastern New Mexico went down 1-2-3 in the second, fifth and sixth innings. In the seventh, the first two batters walked but Brandon struck out the third. The final batter bounced into a 4-6-3 (Ayers-Charles Harrison-Bob White) to end the game. Brandon also had one of Texas Tech's seven hits in the game.

April 27, 1966

Texas Tech 17 West Texas State 0
LUBBOCK, Texas- Lee Watts' three-run home run highlighted a 14-run first inning in the nightcap of a doubleheader. The game was never in doubt as the Red Raiders managed 17 runs on 17 hits. Dave "The Cisco Kid" Callerman pitched four innings and Pat Abbott retired the side in order in the fifth inning when the game was called by the "mercy rule." The home game was played at Tech Diamond. Neither Tech pitcher walked a batter, but one Buffalo reached base on an error.

April 30, 1967

Abilene Christian 1 Texas Tech 0
LUBBOCK, Texas- Bill Gilbreath always gave Texas Tech first- and this day was no different. Gilbreath faced only 21 batters in the seven-inning game, fanning 14 and walking three en route to his eighth win in nine decisions on the season. The game's lone run came in the fourth when, with one out, Jimmy Lawson drew a walk. John Moss doubled and Alvin O'Dell's sacrifice fly scored the run. In the nightcap, Tech recorded 17 hits in a 19-1 blowout.

April 23, 1971

Texas Tech 1 Baylor 0
WACO, Texas- Ruben Garcia, who had flirted with no-hitters twice earlier in the season, needed eight innings to post his school-record setting seventh win of the season. The Brownfield lefthander allowed only four base runners in the game- one on an error in the first inning a hit batter in the second inning. After that, he retired 19 straight batters before walking a pair of pinch-hitters in the eighth (extra inning, since first games of SWC doubleheaders were seven innings and the nightcap was nine, unless the first game went extra innings).

Doug Ault's leadoff double to left center in the eighth inning, Roy Carver's single and Dave Hazzard's sacrifice fly scored the game's only run.

Garcia, who collected his second hit of the year, recorded his fifth shutout, seventh complete game, notched his 105th strikeout and lowered his ERA to 0.55, all Tech records at the time.

March 20, 1990

Texas Tech 11 Coll. of Southwest 0
LUBBOCK, Texas- Four Red Raiders combined to register Texas Tech's fifth no-hitter in school history. Starter Jeff Beck pitched the first three perfect innings. He retired nine straight batters over his three innings. Kevin Kirk worked the fourth and fifth innings and walked only one and hit another with two outs in the fourth. Brian Boesinger got two strikeouts and a flyout to leftfield in the sixth inning and Kurt Shipley got a batter to popout to leftfield and a 4-3 grounder for the second out in the seventh inning. Shipley struck out the final batter for the no-hitter. Tech pitchers faced only 23 batters and just one runner advanced to second base. A nine-run second inning by Tech put the second game of the doubleheader out of reach.

Berl Huffman Courage Award
1970    Don McKee, OF
1971    Jerry Ballard, INF
1972    Doug Ault, 1B
1973    Ruben Garcia, P
1974    Robin Kilmer, INF
1975    Jerry Lee, P
1976    Ron Mattson, SS
1977    Mike Bewley, OF
1978    Steve Whitton, P
1979    Larry Selby, OF
1980    Mike Farmer, P
1981    Rusty Laughlin, OF
1982    David Carroll, P
1983    Gene Segrist, 1B
1984    Dale Redman, INF
        Jim Sullivan, OF
1985    Greg Landry, C
1986    Derek Sandoval, C
        Mark Booth, C
1987    Bill Schutt, P
1988    Tom Hernandez, 3B
1989    Brian Roper, C
        Mike Gustafson, 2B
1990    Chris Moore, OF
1991    Tony Tijerina, C
1992    Mark Brandenburg, P
1993    Travis Gage, P
1994    Robin Harriss, C
1995    Travis Smith, P
1996    Dion Ruecker, SS
1997    Jimmy Frush, P
Kal Segrist Most Valuable Player Award
1977    Bryan Cowan, OF
        Gary Ashby, 1B
1978    Larry Selby, OF
1979    Larry Selby, OF
        John Keller, OF
1980    Brooks Wallace, SS
1981    Bobby Kohler, OF
1982    Bobby Kohler, OF
1983    Jimmy Zachry, 3B
1984    John Grimes, C
1985    Tommy Dobyns, SS
1986    Johnny Vidales, DH
1987    Stacy Ragan, 1B/DH
1988    Mike Humphreys, 1B
1989    Donald Harris, OF
        Jeff Beck, P
1990    Tony Tijerina, C
1991    Mark Brandenburg, P
1992    Wes Shook, OF
1993    Travis Driskill, P
1994    Ryan Nye, P
1995    Jason Totman, 2B
        Clint Bryant, 3B
1996    Clint Bryant, 3B
1997    Joe Dillon, 1B
Newcomer of the Year Award
1977    Travis Smith, P
1978    Rusty Laughlin, OF
1979    Bobby Kohler, OF
1980    Jimmy Zachry, 3B
1981    Andy Dawson, SS
1982    Keith Wood, P
1983    Todd Howey, OF
1984    Tommy Dobyns, SS
1985    Jim Darnell, OF
1986    Mike Humphreys, OF
1987    Mike Beiras, P
1988    Gilbert Arredondo, OF
        Mark Helms, DH
1989    Jeff Beck, P
1990    Tony Tijerina, C
1991    Mark Bradenburg, P
1992    Randy DuRoss, 1B
1993    Saul Bustos, SS
        Clint Bryant, OF
1994    Ryan Nye, P
        Jason Totman, 2B
        Brandon Welch, DH
1995    Matt Kastelic, OF
        Dion Ruecker, SS
1996    Stubby Clapp, 2B
1997    Keith Ginter, 2B/Jason Gooding, P
Brooks Wallace Memorial Award

The 1986 Texas Tech baseball yearbook was dedicated to the loving memory of former Red Raider and All-Southwest Conference shortstop/assistant coach Brooks "Gator" Wallace. Wallace passed away on March 24, 1985 after a lengthy battle with leukemia at the age of 27. He was the Southwest Conference's top shortstop in 1980, helping the Raiders to their first SWC post-season tournament appearance.

Wallace joined the Red Raider coaching staff after playing on the professional level in 1981 and 1982. He served as a graduate assistant under Kal Segrist in 1983 and was an assistant coach under Gary Ashby in 1984 and 1985.

The Plano, Texas native was married to the former Sandy Arnold and they had one daughter, Lindsay Ryan. This award is presented at each alumni game in honor of Wallace. Previous winners are Berl Huffman, 1987; Kal Segrist, 1989; John Owens, 1991; Gary Ashby, 1994 and John Bickley, 1995.

Did You Know?
Only two Texas Tech baseball players have hit for the cycle- cousins Clint Bryant and Neal Leonard. Although the feats were accomplished in two different seasons, they actually came just 23 games apart. Bryant got his against Providence (May 27, 1995) in the 1995 NCAA Playoffs and his line for the day was 4-5, three runs scored, 6 RBI. Bryant hit a two-run double to left and later struck out. He added an RBI triple to right field in the fifth, led off the seventh with a single to left, and hit a three-run home run in the 10th inning. Leonard's came against Eastern Michigan (March 3, 1996). He got only four trips to the plate, scored twice and drove in six runs. He entered the game in the top of the third inning with an RBI double. In the fourth inning, he had a two-run single and added a three-run homer in the sixth. He led off the eighth inning with a triple to left centerfield.

Did You Know?
In 1995, Texas Tech set a school record by hitting at least one home run in 18 consecutive games? Overall, the Red Raiders managed 33 home runs in those 18 games. Nine times Texas Tech had solo homers, four times Tech hit two homers in one game and four times the Red Raiders blasted three home runs. The Red Raiders even hit four homers in one game. Opponents touched were: Baylor (three games, 7), Rice (three games, 6), Texas A&M (3 games, 5), Texas Arlington (4 games, 10), Texas (three games, 6) and Houston (one game, 1). The home run breakdown reads: David Lindstrom 7, Brandon Welch and Dion Ruecker 6, Randy DuRoss 5, Andy Gonzalez and Dominic Hernandez 2, Jason Totman 1.

Did You Know?
On March 21, 1975, Mike Bewley went wild against Rice in Houston with a two-run double, a three-run home run and a grand slam homer in a 29-2 rout?

Did You Know?
Texas Tech has been involved in 386 one-run games through the years, posting a 180-206 record? Under Larry Hays' guidance, Tech is 70-63 in one-run games. In 1-0 games, opponents hold a 19-17 edge against Tech. Hays has a 5-4 advantage.

Did You Know?
Texas Tech has played a plethora of games in which one- or both- team has scored at least 20 runs. Here's how Tech has fared in those outings 20- Tech 5-4
21- Tech 9-3
22- Tech 2-1
23- Tech 6-4
24- Tech 6-0
25- Tech 3-2
26- Tech 4-2
27- Tech 2-1
28- Tech 2-1
29- Tied 0-0
Over 30- Tied 0-0

Did You Know?
The longest game in Texas Tech history was played against Southwestern Oklahoma in Weatherford, Okla. on April 18, 1966? David Callerman pitched 17 innings and scattered 14 hits before falling 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader (SEO won the nightcap 4-0). Neither team scored until the 11th inning. Both teams had three errors but Texas Tech managed just six hits.

Ironically, nine days later, Callerman was the winning pitcher in a no-hitter against West Texas.

Did You Know?
1970 Texas Tech freshman Cecil Norris made Sports Illustrated. However, it may not be one of his favorite memories.

Sent up to pinch hit in a key situation, of a SWC game, the lefty hitter promptly informed the umpire twice that he was "bunting for the pitcher." And he did!

Did You Know?
Texas Tech's first-ever Southwest Conference outing was on March 22, 1968 as 750 fans braved the 44-degree Lubbock weather. Texas built an early 7-0 lead thanks to Tech mistakes. The Red Raiders battled back with three runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh. In the ninth inning, Texas Tech loaded the bases with two outs and pinch hitter Lonnie Whitfield struck out.


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