Beck, Haney Lead Tech To 10-9 Win Over San Francisco
Feb. 14, 2003
LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior Doug Beck went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Josh Haney put up a game-high four RBI to lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a 10-9 win over San Francisco on Friday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
Texas Tech (7-1) jumped on San Francisco (1-5) early as the Red Raiders plated five runs in the first inning on four hits, one walk and one hit-by-pitch. Junior leftfielder Scooter Jordan got things going with a double to right-center field and then San Francisco loaded the bases by walking right fielder Madison Edwards and hitting designated hitter Evan Shahak.
San Francisco got back into the game by scoring single runs in the second and third innings to pull within three, 5-2.
Junior first baseman Doug Beck doubled in the bottom of the third and later scored on a wild pitch by Don starter Kevin Rose to push the Tech lead to 6-2.
Texas Tech and San Francisco each traded runs in the fourth before the Dons scored three in the top of the fifth to make it a 7-6 ballgame. Scooter Jordan picked up his second hit of the game in the sixth inning on an infield RBI single to give Tech a two-run cushion.
Tech's two-run lead didn't last long as San Francisco's Joe Jacobitz and Jason Howard led off the seventh with a single and a double to put one run on the board. First baseman Nick Cirbo doubled down the left field line later in the inning allowing two more runs to score and the Don's took their first lead of the game 9-8.
The Red Raiders went to work immediately in the bottom of the seventh as Tech loaded the bases with no outs setting up a two run double by Josh Haney to put Texas Tech back in the lead. Texas Tech got two solid relief innings by pitchers Joseph Llanas and Juan Razzo as the two retired six of the last seven San Francisco batters to end the game.
Junior Jeff Karstens (2-0) picked up his second win of the season after throwing two innings of relief allowing three hits, three earned runs and two strikeouts. Junior right-handed reliever Juan Razo earned his second save of the season as he retired the side in the ninth. Derek Tate suffered the loss for San Francisco after allowing one earned run on two hits in relief of starter Kevin Rose.
Texas Tech and San Francisco will play game-two of the three-game series on Saturday at Dan Law Field. First pitch is scheduled for noon. Tech fans that have purchased tickets for Saturday's men's basketball game with Oklahoma can show their ticket at the baseball game and receive free admission.
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