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Mar. 8, 1997

Texas Tech Comes Back to Defeat Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas -- With Texas Tech down 3-2 in the top of the sixth, Joe Dillon hit a two-run homer to give the Red Raiders a 4-3 lead they would never surrender. A day after Texas snapped Tech's 11-game win streak, the Raiders returned the favor ending Texas' 10 game streak. Both schools now stand 1-1 in Big 12 play. Texas Tech moves to 12-2 on the season while Texas drops to 17-5.

Texas took the early lead in the first 1-0 before Texas Tech took the lead 2-1 in the top of third. Texas tied the game in the bottom of the frame and took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Texas attempted a ninth inning comeback, falling short by a run.

The Red Raiders were led at the plate by second baseman Keith Ginter and designated hitter Joe Dillon. Ginter went 2-for-3 with a RBI and three runs scored while Dillon hit 2-for-4 with a run scored and his RBI home run.

Jason Gooding (0-4) pitched 8.1 innings for Tech giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks. He struck out six. Brad Ralston pitched the final two outs for his first save of the year.

Rad Weaver (3-2) took the loss for the Longhorns, pitching 7.2 inning, yielding five runs on six hits and two walks.

Texas' top two hitters were shortstop Kip Hsarkrider and designated hitter Brock Rumfield. Harkrider finished 2-for-2 with a run scored, while Rumfield went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Texas and Texas Tech will round out their three game series this afternoon at 1 p.m. in Austin.

Texas Tech      002 002 010  -  5  7  4
Texas           101 010 001  -  4  7  0  
Gooding, Ralston (9) and Bard. Weaver, Starich (8) and Spiker.
2B: Alvarez (TT), Toro (TT), Loeffler (UT), Carter (UT), Hart (UT).
HR: Ginter (TT), Dillon 6 (TT).  WP: Gooding (4-0), LP:  Weaver (3-2).
S: Ralston (1)

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