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Baseball Team Defeats Alumni Squad in Exhibition

Regular season starts Tuesday.

Jan. 31, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - In its first game action of the 1998 season, the Texas Tech Red Raider baseball team defeated the Texas Tech Alumni team 16-6 in the annual pre-season Alumni Game Saturday at Dan Law Field.

The Red Raiders took advantage of an 11-run second inning which included three home runs to take the lead. In all, Texas Tech banged out four home runs on the day from designated hitter Keith Ginter, outfielder Jason Landreth, third baseman Jason Huth and shortstop Junior Rodriguez. The victory avenged last year's loss to the Alumni Team which includes a majority of players playing in the Minor Leagues.

Seven Red Raiders finished the game with two hits apiece. Catcher Josh Bard went 3-4 with a two-RBI double, shortstop Junior Rodriguez went 2-3 with three runs scored, double and a solo home run, first baseman/catcher Brandon Buckley went 2-5 with a two-run double and third baseman Jason Huth hit a three-run home run along with a 2-2 plate performance. Two others also collected multi-hit games including second baseman Kevin Jordan (2-4) and outfielder Miles Durham (2-4).

Matt Kastelic anchored the Alumni Team with a 3-3 performance which included a two-RBI single. Ryan Brewer took the loss for the Alumni Team.

Junior transfer Jesse Cornejo pitched the second inning for the victory on the mound. Texas Tech used all seven of their available pitchers (Shane Wright will start Tuesday at New Mexico).

BOXSCORE
            R H  E
Alumni Team 0 1  0 130  100  6 12 1
TEXAS TECH  0 11 1 400  00x 16 17 1

Pitching- Alumni Team: Brewer, Steph (2), Peck (4), Newman (6), T. Smith (7), Frush (8) and Lindstrom and Harriss. TTU: Ralston, Cornejo (2), Allison (3), Ward (4), Cooper (5), Joe Smith (7), Watkins (8), Stewart (9) and Bard and Buckley. WP- Cornejo (TTU); LP- Brewer (Alumni). Doubles- Shuffield (Alumni), Howey (Alumni), Buckley (TTU), Rodriguez (TTU), Jordan (TTU), Bard (TTU). Triples- Durham (TTU). HR- Bustos (Alumni); Ginter (TTU), Rodriguez (TTU), Landreth (TTU), Huth (TTU). Weather- sunny, 68 degrees. Time: 2:46. Attendance: 1,100

TEXAS TECH                          1998 ALUMNI TEAM
Name            AB  R   H   RBI     Name            AB  R   H   RBI
Ginter dh       3   2   1   2       Forkerway ss    5   0   0   0
Ruiz cf         4   2   0   0       Kastelic cf     3   0   3   2
Bard c          4   2   3   2       Dillon 1b       1   1   0   0
Buckley 1b      5   2   2   2       Ashby dh        2   0   0   0
Landreth lf     3   1   2   2       Bustos 3b       4   1   1   1
Jordan 2b       4   1   2   2       Harriss dh      4   0   1   1
Durham rf       4   1   2   1       Lindstrom c     4   0   0   0
Rodriguez ss    3   3   2   1       Kilford 2b      3   1   0   0
Huth 3b         2   2   2   3       Shuffield lf    4   1   2   1
Burns 3b        2   0   0   0       Shook rf        4   1   2   0
Austry lf       1   0   1   0       Howey dh        3   1   2   1
Martinez 1b     2   0   0   0       T. Smith ph     1   0   1   0
Tuley rf        2   0   0   0       Totals          38  6   12  6
J. Smith p/dh   1   0   0   0
Richardson ph   0   0   0   0
Totals          40  16  17  15

PITCHING
1998 Alumni Team
Name        IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO
Brewer, L   1.2 7   5   5   1   3
Steph       1.1 5   7   6   1   2
Peck        2   3   4   4   3   0
Newman      1   0   0   0   0   0
T. Smith    1   1   0   0   0   1
Frush       1   1   0   0   1   0

Texas Tech
Name        IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO
Ralston     1   1   0   0   0   0
Cornejo, W  1   1   1   1   0   0
Allison     1   2   0   0   0   2
Ward        1   1   1   1   2   2
Cooper      2   3   3   2   2   1
J. Smith    1   2   0   0   0   0
Watkins     1   0   0   0   0   2
Stewart     1   2   0   0   0   0

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