Today's game was delayed by two days of inclement weather that engulfed most of the state over the weekend. Tech and St. John's were scheduled to play a three-game series but had to settle for a single game on Sunday afternoon. Today's game was the season opener for St. John's and marked Tech's third contest of the year against a team who was playing their season opener.
Texas Tech is now 3-0 all-time against St. John's and today's game marked the first meeting between these two schools since the 1994 season.
For the second straight time at home, Texas Tech was forced to go to the bottom of the ninth inning to win the ballgame. The Red Raiders got an RBI single from Brian Capps in the series finale against Louisiana-Monroe back on Feb. 5 and a bases loaded hit-by-pitch in today's game.
Senior center fielder Brian Capps now has two game-winning hits and one game-tying hit to his credit so far this season.
Freshman right fielder Roger Kieschnick led the Tech offense as he went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Kieschnick has a .526 (10-for-19) average at Dan Law Field in four games this season.
Randy Gattis is now 5-0 in his career in the month of February and has a 2.56 cumulative ERA.