Red Raiders Snap Losing Skid With 4-3 Win Over Northwestern|
Feb. 11, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior left fielder Geoff Byrns went 2-for-3 and senior shortstop Kyle Martin added a game-high two RBIs to lead Texas Tech to a 4-3 win over Northwestern in the third game of the 2007 Red Raider Classic at Dan Law Field.
The win over Northwestern snapped a three-game losing skid by the Red Raiders as Tech improved to 2-3 on the season while Northwestern dropped to 1-2.
Kyle Martin's RBI single in the first inning marked the first time this season that the Red Raiders plated the first run of the game. Martin hit a chopper through the right side that allowed Roger Kieschnick to score from second after reaching on a double down the right field line.
Northwestern plated a couple of runs in the top of the third as the Wildcats piled up four hits of Tech starter Colt Hynes. Antonio Mule gave Northwestern the lead at 2-1with an RBI single to right center.
Tech rallied in the bottom half of the fifth with two runs and then scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Martin's second RBI of the afternoon was the difference maker as he scored Taylor Ashby on with a sacrifice fly to left field.
Colt Hynes earned his first win of the season after logging six innings of work and gave up just two runs on 10 hits.