Mar. 9, 1997
Texas Tech Powers Past Longhorns
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Tech scored five runs in the top of the third inning to take a 6-3 lead over Texas (17-6, 1-2) en route to a 10-6 win. Keith Ginter's two-run home run highlighted the inning. The shot hit the message board of the Disch-Falk scoreboard, knocking out a small panel of lights.
Tech (13-2, 2-1) also got a monster blast in the forth inning from catcher Josh Bard. Bard's solo homer cleared teh 20-foot high "green monster" in center field, some 400 ft from home plate. He became only the 19th player to hit one over the fence and the first since 1994.
Ginter finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. Left fielder Jason Landreth went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI.
Shane Wright (3-0) picked up the victory for Tech, giving up five runs on 10 hits and a walk. He struck out five.
For the Longhorns, shortstop Kip Harkrider and the right fielder Mark Cridland went 3-for-4 and 3-for-5 at the plate. Harkrider scored twice and drove in two runs while Cridland scored once and had three RBI.
Kendal Adare (2-1) took the loss, giving up seven runs on eight hits in three innings.
Texas Tech goes home to face West Texas A&M on Monday and Tuesday before hosting Iowa State in a conference series over the weekend.
Texas Tech 10, Texas 6 Texas Tech 105 121 000 - 10 11 0 University of Texas 300 020 001 - 6 12 2 TT: Wright, Stewart (8), Ralston (9) and Bard. UT: Adare, Dunn (4), Rumfiled (5), McKinney (6), French (8) and Spiker. 2B: Ginter (TT), Landreth (TT), Loeffler (UT), Cridland (UT), Spiker (UT). 3B: Harkrider (UT), Cridland (UT). HR: Ginter (TT), Bard (TT). WP: Wright (3-0). LP: Adare (2-1).