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March 3, 1997

Raiders Romp Over West Texas A&M, 27-7

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech tied an all-time record Monday night as the Red Raiders blasted 29 hits in a 27-7 waltz over West Texas A&M.

Keith Ginter collected hits his first five times to the plate, but wasn't able to tie Joe Dillon's record of six hits in a game (vs. Southern Cal on May 26, 1996). He did, however, became the 14th Red Raider to have seven at-bats in a game.

The 29 hits were also the most allowed by a West Texas A&M team. Tech, which extended its winning streak to 10 games, used 17 players in the 2 hour, 55 minute contest. Another record that fell was 54 at-bats by the Raiders. The old mark was 52 against Baylor in 1984. The Raiders scored 20 or more runs for the 54th time in their history.

Jess Olivares homered in consecutive at-bats and drove in a career-high six runs.

Tech scored two runs in the first and after swapping five-run outbursts in the second, it was all Raiders. Josh Bard collected his second homer of the year.

All together, nine different Raiders drove in runs. The same two teams meet again Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Dan Law Field. After that game, Tech will face Texas Friday through Sunday in the first Big 12 series in Austin.

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