Sophomore AJ Ramos logged a career-high eight shutout innings tonight and struckout nine to lead Tech past Dallas Baptist. Ramos is the first Tech starter since fellow teammate Colt Hynes to log eight-plus innings in a start since Hynes went all nine in a 3-2 win over Missouri on May 14, 2006.
Senior shortstop Kyle Martin picked up his first career grand slam and added a career-high five RBI. Martin has posted nine RBIs in the last two games as he added four in Monday's 13-11 win over Western Illinois.
Freshmen Chris Hall and Taylor Ashby added their fourth and third respective multiple-hit games of the season. Hall finished the evening 2-for-3 with three runs scored while Ashby went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Junior left fielder Geoff Byrns extended his current hit streak to eight games and ended the night 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.
The Red Raiders pounded out 11 runs in the fourth inning and it marked the first time that Tech scored 10-plus runs in an inning since scoring 10 against UTSA here in this tournament back on Feb. 27, 2005.
Junior catcher Matt Smith is now just two home runs away from tying his entire total from last season (7) as he belted his fifth of the year in the bottom of the first. Smith gave Tech an early 3-0 lead when he blasted a 0-2 pitch to the berm in left field.
Texas Tech is now 8-0 all-time at Citibank Ballpark and 7-0 in the Midland College Classic.