Texas Tech Shuts Out Dallas Baptist 7-0|
Feb. 22, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech rode the arms or right-handers Adam Lawford and Tanner McElroy to a 7-0 shutout of Dallas Baptist on Tuesday afternoon at Dan Law Field. The shutout is Tech's first since beating Kansas State 3-0 on April 17, 2004.
The win improves Texas Tech to 8-1 overall and moves head coach Larry Hays one game closer to his 1,400th career coaching win. Hays now stands at 1,399-753-3 in 35 seasons as a collegiate head coach.
Texas Tech jumped out to an early lead in bottom of the third inning as Tech tagged Dallas Baptist starter Brice Wells for four hits. Junior third baseman Joey Callender scored the first run of the game on an RBI double by senior catcher Cooper Fouts. After scoring a run on a bases-loaded fielding error by DBU shortstop Jeremy Goldschmedin, freshman Chris Richburg delivered a two-RBI double that extended the Tech lead to 4-0.
Fouts notched his second RBI of the game in the bottom of the fifth when he plated Callender with an RBI single.
Adam Lawford (1-0) picked up the win for Tech as he pitched six shutout innings allowing five hits while striking out three. Brice Wells (0-1) suffered the loss for Dallas Baptist as the left-hander gave up five earned runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings of work. Tanner McElroy registered his first save of the season by tossing the final three innings allowing just two hits.
Texas Tech will take to the road this weekend as the Red Raiders will make the short trip south to Midland to take part in the First Annual Midland Rockhounds College Classic. The Red Raiders open tournament play against New Mexico State at 7 p.m. on Friday at First American Bank Ballpark.