Tech Baseball Falls To Houston, 5-1|
Feb. 12, 2006
HOUSTON, Texas - Houston's Brad Lincoln pitched seven shutout innings and struckout nine to lead the Cougars to a 5-1 win over Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
The loss extends Texas Tech's current losing streak to three games as the Red Raiders fall to 3-3 overall. Tech went 0-3 in the Houston College Classic for the first time since this tournament began back in 2001.
Houston (2-2) got a pair of doubles from Jake Stewart and Dustin Kingsbury in the top of the first inning to grab an early 1-0 lead. The Cougars padded that lead with two more runs in the top of the third on an RBI single by Bryan Tully and a throwing error by Tech catcher Matt Smith.
Houston pitchers Brad Lincoln and Luis Flores held the Tech offense in check all afternoon as the Red Raiders managed just seven hits. Lincoln picked up his first win of the season by tossing seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts and allowed just seven hits.
Junior designated hitter Tyler Reves helped Tech avoid the shutout when he led off the top of the ninth with a solo home run to left field. The home run was his third of the season and the second of this tournament.
Junior left-hander Aaron Odom (0-1) was charged with the loss for Texas Tech despite a solid six-inning effort. Odom allowed just two earned runs on six hits and struckout five (career-high).
Texas Tech will wrap up a four-game road stretch on Tuesday afternoon in Albuquerque against New Mexico. The Red Raiders will face the Lobos beginning at 3 p.m. (CT) at Isotopes Park.