Red Raiders Stumble Against Campbell, 7-5|
March 2, 2006
LUBBOCK, Texas - Chris England earned his first save of the season with 3 2/3 innings of relief to lead the Campbell Camels to a 7-5 win over Texas Tech on Thursday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
Texas Tech (9-5) took an early 3-0 lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Senior third baseman Joey Callender plated the first runs of the game when he laced a two-RBI single into shallow right field. Senior center fielder Brian Capps plated the final run of the frame with a sacrifice fly to center.
The Red Raiders pushed their lead to 4-0 on an RBI single by Blair Wilkins in the bottom of the third.
Tech would relinquish the lead for good in the top of the fourth as Campbell scored five runs by roughing up Tech starter Dustin Richardson for six hits. All five of Campbell's runs in the inning came with two outs and on six consecutive hits.
The Red Raiders pulled within one in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by freshman left fielder Roger Kieschnick but the Camels got an insurance run in the ninth to earn the 7-5 win.
Senior left hander Dustin Richardson (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season by giving up six earned runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Carlton Floyd (1-0) picked up the win in relief while Chris England earned his first save by tossing the final 3 2/3 innings.
Texas Tech will try and even the series with the Camels on Friday afternoon when the series resumes at 3 p.m. at Dan Law Field.