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Feb. 17, 1996

Texas Tech Defeats Eastern New Mexico 9-4

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Jason Gooding scattered seven hits and allowed four runs through five innings Monday afternoon, then turned the mound duties over to relieveres David Therneau and Jimmy Hooper.

That duo responded by not allowing a hit, striking out six, forcing five ground balls and only one fly out as the Red Raiders posted a 9-4 win.

The same two clubs will play at Dan Law Field again Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Carter Ayers, Brandon Buckley and Jess Olivarez all chipped in two hits each to lead 11-hit Red Raider attack. Buckley became the second Red Raider to hit a home run this season.

Tech, ranked No. 27 in the nation this week, has now won two straight after dropping the season opener to TCU.

"I was really pleased with our pitching today for the second day in a row, head coach Larry Hays siad. "It was a good outing for (Jason) Gooding. (David) Therneau came in and did well and (Jimmy) Hooper closed it out for us.

"We were a little spotty on defense and we weren't very consistent on offense, so the pitching was definitely the highlight today.

"We're still playing with the lineup right now and trying to figure out who we are and that makes it hard hard to be consistent on offense."

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