Red Raiders Crush Michigan 18-5|
Feb. 21, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - Sophomore right-hander Louis Head didn't allow an earned run over five innings of work while Michael Reed added five hits and Scott LeJeune drove in five runs to lead Texas Tech to a crushing 18-5 win over Michigan in the fifth game of the 2010 Red Raider Classic at Dan Law Field.
The win moved Tech's season record to 3-0 while Michigan dropped to 2-2.
The game was a complete 180 from last night's tightly contested tilt that ended with Taylor Ashby's two-RBI triple that broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth. Today, the Red Raiders crushed the Michigan pitching staff to a tune of 18 runs on 19 hits while Kevin Whitehead, Reed and LeJeune all picked up their first home runs of the year.
After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first on what was Tech's first defensive miscue of the year, Tech came back firing with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Freshman right fielder Barrett Barnes drove in the first run with an RBI double, and LeJeune's RBI groundout in the next at-bat gave Tech a lead (2-1) that they would not relinquish.
Head (1-0) earned the win for the Red Raiders after holding the Wolverines to just one unearned run and two hits over the span of five innings. Justin Cooper finished the game and held Michigan to just one earned run on five hits to register his first save.