Lawford Pitches Tech Past UTA
March 1, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior right-hander Adam Lawford pitched a complete game shutout with a career-high seven strikeouts to lead No. 22 Texas Tech to an 8-0 win over UTA on Tuesday afternoon at Dan Law Field. The 12-1 Red Raiders are off to the best start since the 1991 season.
Junior right-handed hurler Adam Lawford (2-0) turned in a stellar performance on the hill for the Red Raiders as he tossed a complete game with a career-high seven strikeouts and allowed just five hits. The San Diego native has now totaled back-to-back shutout performances as he threw six scoreless innings last Tuesday against Dallas Baptist.
The Red Raiders took control of the game right from the start as Tech tacked on five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Senior right-fielder Madison Edwards picked up his first triple of the season when he laced a towering drive to left-center field. Edward's triple plated two Tech runs, giving him 19 RBI on the season.
Senior catcher Cooper Fouts picked up his first RBI of the game when he laced a single to left field that allowed Joey Callender to score from second. Callender kept Tech alive in the inning with a two-out double to left. Fouts plated Tech's final two runs of the game in the bottom of the eighth when he lifted a two-RBI double to the Tech bullpen in left field. Fouts finished the afternoon 2-for-4 at the plate with a game-high three RBI.
Jeremiah Haar (1-1) suffered the loss for UTA as he gave up five earned runs on four hits and two walks in one inning of work. The shutout snapped a scoring streak of 57 games for the Mavericks.
Texas Tech returns to action this weekend as the Red Raiders open a three-game home series against Northern Iowa. Tech will play its first home game under the Dan Law Field lights on Friday as the Red Raiders and Panthers will play at 6:30 p.m. The series resumes at 11 a.m. on Saturday and will conclude at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are currently on sale through the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office and can be purchased by calling (806) 742-TECH or 1-888-GOBIG12. Baseball fans can also pick up tickets at any area United Supermarkets/Select-A-Seat location.
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