Morgan Pitches Tech Past Dallas Baptist, 13-5|
Feb. 23, 2006
MIDLAND, Texas - Redshirt freshman Miles Morgan struckout a career-high 12 batters to help lead Texas Tech to a dominating 13-5 win over Dallas Baptist in the first game of the Cox Communications Midland Collegiate Classic at Citibank Ballpark.
The win pushes Tech's current win streak to four games as the Red Raiders now stand at 7-3 on the season while Dallas Baptist falls to 5-3.
The night belonged entirely to redshirt freshman pitcher Miles Morgan who dominated a potent Patriot offense by striking out a career-high 12 batters and allowed just one earned run on three hits. Morgan finished the evening with 91 pitches over six innings and improved to 2-0.
Dallas Baptist jumped on the board quickly in the top of the first on a solo home run by third baseman Cody Montgomery. Montgomery's home run was just the second hit off of Tech starter Miles Morgan this season.
The Red Raiders answered Montgomery's home run in their half of the first with an RBI single by freshman left fielder Roger Kieschnick. Kieschnick paced the Tech offense on the evening as he went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Tech took its first lead of the game in the bottom half of the second and never looked back as the Red Raiders scored runs in the first three innings and blew the game open with a six-run seventh.
A four-run third inning gave the Red Raiders a 7-1 lead and they took advantage of four hits and two defensive miscues by Dallas Baptist. The two Dallas Baptist errors led to six total errors on the evening by the Patriot defense which in turn allowed seven unearned Tech runs to score.
The Red Raiders blew the game open in the seventh inning by scoring six runs on four hits and two DBU miscues. Brian Capps picked up his first hit of the game (RBI single) that pushed his current hit streak to six games which ties his career high set last season.
Texas Tech continues play in the 2006 Cox Communications Midland Collegiate Classic on Friday evening here at Citibank Ballpark. The Red Raiders will face the Texas-Arlington Mavericks beginning at 6 p.m.
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