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May 22, 1997

Southwest Texas State Upsets Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas -- It took eleven innings, but the Bobcats of Southwest Texas defeated Texas Tech 7-6 in the third game of the Central Regional tournament.

Before a crowd of 4,992, Southwest Texas knocked down three runs in the seventh inning to tie the game at 6-6. The Red Raiders took an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning behind a two-run homer by infielder Joe Dillon. The hit gives Dillon 33 homers for the year. The Red Raiders extended the lead with two runs in the bottom of the second.

Southwest Texas held Tech for the remainder of the game, scoring two runs in the sixth, three in the seventh, and the crucial tie-breaker in the eleventh. Red Raider pitcher Jason Gooding faced one batter in the eighth.

"I guess you can't ask a whole lot more of a baseball tam than what we received from our players tonight," said SWT head coach Howard Bushong. "Our kids never quit."

Southwest Texas pitcher Scott Linebrink took the win, improving his record to 9-4 for the season, while Tech pitcher Brad Ralston recorded the loss for a 3-3 record.

"First I want to congratulate Southwest Texas. This team really played hard and really wanted to win the game," said Tech head coach Larry Hays. "We just did not get it done. We weren't a good defensive ballclub tonight."

In Friday's action, Southwest Texas will play Nevada at 3 p.m. Tech faces Southwest Missouri State at 11 a.m. in the second round of tournament play.

Box Score

Southwest Texas St. 7 (37-24)                          Texas Tech 6 (46-13)
Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H  RBI  BB SO PO A   Name  (Pos)                AB  R  H  RBI  BB SO PO A
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Jack Wickersham 2b........  5  0  0  0    0  1  3  5   Keith Ginter 2b...........  5  1  1  0    1  1  2  4
Lane Ladewig rf...........  4  0  0  0    2  2  2  0   Shane Langen cf/lf........  5  1  2  0    0  1  1  0
Matt Schnabel lf..........  5  0  1  0    1  1  0  0   Joe Dillon 1b.............  5  1  2  3    0  2 11  0
David Walters 1b..........  6  2  1  0    0  2 17  0   Josh Bard c...............  4  0  0  0    1  1 11  0
Casey Carter 3b...........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1   Brandon Toro rf...........  4  1  1  0    1  0  2  0
Chad Spear c..............  4  2  1  0    2  1  6  2   Jason Landreth dh.........  4  1  1  0    1  0  0  0
Jeremy Fikac dh/p.........  4  2  1  1    1  1  0  4   Jake Rinehart pr/dh.......  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Brad Eubank 3b/1b.........  5  0  2  3    1  1  2  6   Brandon Buckley 3b........  4  0  1  1    1  1  1  4
Collin Wissen cf..........  6  1  2  1    0  1  3  0   Carter Ayers lf...........  4  0  0  0    0  0  2  0
Rey Arredondo ss..........  4  0  2  1    0  0  0  2   Joe Smith ph..............  1  0  0  0    0  1  0  0
Scott Linebrink p.........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   Duane Price cf............  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  0
                                                       Jason Huth ss.............  5  1  1  0    0  0  2  3
                                                       Jason Gooding p...........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  2
                                                       Brad Ralston p............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1
Totals.................... 43  7 10  6    7 10 33 20   Totals.................... 41  6  9  4    5  7 33 14 
Score by innings:                        R  H  E
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Southwest Texas St.     010 002 300 01 - 7 10  4 
Texas Tech              420 000 000 00 - 6  9  2
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E - M. Schnabel(6), Chad Spear 2(15), R Arredondo(25), B. Buckley 2(7). 
LOB - SWT 13, Texas Tech 10.
2B - Brad Eubank(3), C. Wissen(10), R Arredondo(14), Brandon Toro(25). 
HR - J. Dillon(33).
SB - M. Schnabel(8).
SH - J. Fikac(7), R Arredondo(2), S. Langen(8), Josh Bard(6). 
SF - J. Dillon(1).
Southwest Texas St.   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  Texas Tech            IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB  BF
----------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------- 
Scott Linebrink..... 2.0   0   0   0   3   4   5  10  Jason Gooding....... 7.0   8   6   4   5   6  29  36
Jeremy Fikac........ 9.0   9   6   5   2   3  36  39  Brad Ralston........ 4.0   2   1   0   2   4  14  17
Winner - S. Linebrink 9-4. Loser - B. Ralston 3-3. Save - None. 
WP - J. Fikac(5), J. Gooding(13). BK - J. Fikac(1), B. Ralston(2). 
HBP - by J. Gooding (J Wickersham).
Umpires - Home:Heureux 1st:Gillmore 2nd:Levine 3rd:Ricciarini 
Start: 7 p.m. Time: 3:08 Attendance: 4992 
J. Gooding faced 1 batter in the 8th.

Play-by-Play

Southwest Texas St. inning 1

J Wickersham struck out looking. Lane Ladewig flied out to lf. M. Schnabel flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 1

J. Fikac to p. K. Ginter struck out looking. S. Langen singled to left field. J. Dillon homered to center field, 2 RBI; S. Langen scored. Josh Bard walked. Brandon Toro reached on a fielder's choice; Josh Bard out at second 3b to 2b. J. Landreth singled to right field; Brandon Toro advanced to third. B. Buckley singled to third base, RBI; J. Landreth advanced to second; Brandon Toro scored. B. Buckley advanced to second on a wild pitch; J. Landreth advanced to third on a wild pitch, scored on an error by c, unearned. C. Ayers grounded out to 2b. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 2

D. Walters singled to shortstop. D. Walters advanced to second on a wild pitch. Chad Spear flied out to rf; D. Walters advanced to third. J. Fikac struck out. Brad Eubank walked. C. Wissen singled to right field, RBI; Brad Eubank advanced to second; D. Walters scored. R Arredondo flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 2

Jason Huth singled to right field. K. Ginter singled; Jason Huth advanced to second. S. Langen singled, bunt; K. Ginter advanced to second; Jason Huth advanced to third. J. Dillon flied out to cf, SF, RBI; K. Ginter advanced to third; Jason Huth scored. S. Langen advanced to second; K. Ginter scored on a balk. Josh Bard reached on a fielder's choice; S. Langen out at third p to 3b. Brandon Toro reached on a fielder's choice; Josh Bard out at second ss to 2b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 3

J Wickersham grounded out to 2b. Lane Ladewig walked. M. Schnabel flied out to rf. D. Walters struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 3

J. Landreth grounded out to 2b. B. Buckley grounded out to 2b. C. Ayers grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 4

Chad Spear singled to center field. J. Fikac grounded out to 3b, SAC; Chad Spear advanced to second. Brad Eubank struck out looking. C. Wissen struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 4

Jason Huth grounded out to 3b. K. Ginter grounded out to p. S. Langen struck out, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 5

R Arredondo grounded out to 3b. J Wickersham hit by pitch. Lane Ladewig walked; J Wickersham advanced to second. M. Schnabel reached on a fielder's choice; Lane Ladewig out at second 2b to ss; J Wickersham advanced to third. D. Walters reached on a fielder's choice; M. Schnabel out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 5

J. Dillon struck out looking. Josh Bard grounded out to 3b. Brandon Toro flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 6

Chad Spear struck out looking. J. Fikac walked. Brad Eubank grounded out to 3b; J. Fikac advanced to second. C. Wissen reached on an error by 3b; J Fikac scored, unearned. R Arredondo doubled, RBI; C. Wissen scored, unearned. J Wickersham out at first p to ss to 1b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 6

J. Landreth flied out to rf. B. Buckley grounded out to p. C. Ayers grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 7

Lane Ladewig grounded out to 3b. M. Schnabel singled to right field. D. Walters reached on a fielder's choice; M. Schnabel out at second p to ss. Chad Spear walked; D. Walters advanced to second. J. Fikac singled to left field, RBI; Chad Spear advanced to third; D. Walters scored. Brad Eubank doubled, 2 RBI; J. Fikac scored; Chad Spear scored. C. Wissen grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 7

Jason Huth fouled out to 1b. K. Ginter grounded out to ss. S. Langen grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 8

R Arredondo singled to center field. B. Ralston to p for J. Gooding. R Arredondo advanced to second on a balk. J Wickersham grounded out to 2b; R Arredondo advanced to third. Lane Ladewig struck out. M. Schnabel intentionally walked. M. Schnabel stole second. D. Walters struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 8

J. Dillon popped up to 2b. Josh Bard reached on an error by ss. Brandon Toro doubled; Josh Bard advanced to third. J. Landreth reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second; Brandon Toro advanced to third; Josh Bard out at home 3b to c to 1b. B. Buckley walked. C. Ayers grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 9

Chad Spear grounded out to 2b. J. Fikac popped up to 2b. Brad Euban fouled out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB

Texas Tech inning 9

Jason Huth flied out to cf. K. Ginter flied out to rf. S. Langen grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 10

C. Wissen doubled to right field. R Arredondo grounded out to p, bunt, SAC; C. Wissen advanced to third. J Wickersham popped up to 3b. Lane Ladewig struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 10

J. Dillon singled, advanced to second on an error by lf. J. Fikac to dh. Josh Bard grounded out to 3b, bunt, SAC; J. Dillon advanced to third. Brandon Toro intentionally walked. J. Landreth intentionally walked; Brandon Toro advanced to second. J. Rinehart pinch ran for J. Landreth. B. Buckley struck out. Joe Smith pinch hit for C. Ayers. Joe Smith struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Southwest Texas St. inning 11

S. Langen to lf. J. Rinehart to dh. Duane Price to cf for Joe Smith. M. Schnabel struck out. D. Walters grounded out to 1b unassisted. Chad Spear walked. J. Fikac reached on an error by 3b; Chad Spear advanced to second. Brad Eubank singled to left field, RBI; J. Fikac advanced to third; Chad Spear scored, unearned. C. Wissen flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Texas Tech inning 11

Casey Carter to 3b for D. Walters. Brad Eubank to 1b. Jason Huth grounded out to 3b. K. Ginter walked. S. Langen reached on an error by c, SAC, bunt; K. Ginter advanced to second. J. Dillon struck out. Josh Bard struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

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