Baseball Rained Out Against Nevada After Grabbing 8-1 Lead
Feb. 20, 1998
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Light rain cancelled Texas Tech's game against Nevada-Reno Friday at the Oakland A's Spring Training facility in Phoenix, Ariz. Texas Tech jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first inning, only to have the rain halt the game before the start of the second inning. The game was postponed for 15 minutes and then called off altogether after the rain delay.
A game needs to be at least five innings to be considered a full, valid game.
Texas Tech started pitcher Monty Ward. Nevada scored its one run on an RBI double.
Texas Tech (8-3) exploded with eight runs in the bottom of the first inning. It would have been Texas Tech's biggest scoring inning of the season. Keith Ginter started off the inning with a double. Mark Austry followed with a walk and Jason Landreth drove both home with a two-RBI double. Josh Bard single home Landreth as Kevin Jordan followed with a single. Jason Huth drove home both Bard and Jordan on a two-RBI single. Ryan Ruiz followed with a double to move Huth to third base. Ginter came up for the second time and hit a three-run home run over the right field fence to put the score at 8-1. In all, Texas Tech collected seven hits and eight runs.
Due to the cancellation, all statistics are not included in the regular season statistics.ollected seven hits and eight runs.