Tech Drops First Game of the Season to Troy, 10-3|
Conley recorded his third multi-hit game of the season
Feb. 22, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. - Texas Tech dropped its first game of the 2013 season with a 10-3 loss against Troy on Friday afternoon at Jay Bergman Field in the first day of the UCF Wawa Weekend Classic.
The Red Raiders (4-1) held a 2-0 lead after two innings but Troy (5-0) tallied 14 hits in the game and had four players with multi-hit games.
Tech starting pitcher Dominic Moreno (1-1) suffered the loss allowing five runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings of work with four strikeouts. Troy starter Will Starling (2-0) went five innings allowing three runs and five hits with four strikeouts and four walks while earning his second win of the season.
Junior outfielder Devon Conley gave the Red Raiders an early 2-0 lead with a bases loaded, two-run single up the middle in the first inning.
The Trojans got on the board with three runs on three consecutive hits in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead. Troy followed with a solo homer in the fourth, a run in the fifth, three unearned runs in the sixth and with two runs in the eighth.
Tech's only other run came in the sixth inning on designated hitter Elliot Richoux' RBI fielder's choice grounder to first base.
Conley led Tech at the plate going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI while second baseman Bryant Burleson picked up a base hit for the fifth straight game while also reaching base with two walks. Left fielder Todd Ritchie reached base twice with a single to left field and a walk while center fielder Brett Bell (1-for-5) and catcher Mason Randolph (1-for-3) also had base hits.
Texas Tech will continue play at the Wawa Weekend Classic on Saturday with a 5:30 p.m. CT first pitch against host-school UCF at Jay Bergman Field in Orlando.