May 15, 1997
Texas Tech Defeats Missouri, 12-2
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jason Landreth's first inning three-run home run helped lift Texas Tech to an early 4-0 lead as the sixth ranked Red Raiders rolled to a 12-2 victory over the Missouri Tigers in the first game of the inaugural Big 12 Baseball Tournament in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Landreth finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with a run scored and five RBI. Catcher Josh Bard and right fielder Brandon Toro each had 3-for-5 days at the plate with three runs scored. Toro also drove in three runs.
Jason Gooding went the distance for Tech giving up two runs on eight hits and three walks. He struck out nine. Gooding improved to 11-0 on the season.
First baseman Aaron Jaworowski paced the Tigers at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance including two doubles.
The losing pitcher for Missouri was Jeremy Callier (3-3). Callier lasted three and two-thirds innings yielding seven runs on nine hits and three walks.
Texas Tech advances to play the loser of the Oklahoma-Texas A&M game while Missouri will face the loser of the Oklahoma State-Baylor game.
LOB-MU 7, TTU 6.
2B-Jaworowski 2, Terrell, Tyson, Bard, Toro 2.
Winner-Gooding, 11-0. Loser-Callier, 3-3. Save-none.
HBP-by Gooding (Tyson).
Ump-Hall, Hendricks, Eaves, Davis.
Start-11:04 . Time-2:18. Att-3842.