Today's game marked the 29th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Eastern New Mexico. The Red Raiders now own a 26-3 advantage in this series that began in 1962.
Today's game was a game of firsts as Jason Seefeld logged his first innings on the mound (two no-hit innings of relief) and Chris Williams played catcher for the first time in his two-year career.
The Tech pitching staff carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning today before having it broken up with two outs in the frame. The last time Tech carried a no-hitter into the ninth was against College of the Southwest on April 21, 1996. Jimmy Frush (1994-97) had a no-hitter disrupted when he gave up a hard hit single to the first batter in the ninth.
Freshman first baseman James Leverton had a career-high four hits and five RBI and is now the third leading hitter on the team with a .367 average.
Freshman left fielder Roger Kieschnick picked up his fifth multiple-RBI game of the season by knocking in four runs.
Today's shutout marked the first by Tech since a 1-0 win over Texas A&M last year on March 19th. The shutout also dropped Tech's team ERA from 4.88 to 4.33.
The Tech defense played its first error free contest of the year and the first since the game at Oklahoma on May 21, 2005.