No. 24 Red Raiders Fall 3-1 to No. 4 Arkansas|
March 2, 2012
HOUSTON, Texas - Texas Tech sophomore right-handed pitcher Duke von Schamann pitched a career-high 7.1 innings and tallied a career-high seven strikeouts in the Houston College Classic opener, but it wasn't enough as the No. 24 Red Raiders lost 3-1 to No. 4 Arkansas at Minute Maid Park.
The loss snapped Texas Tech's (8-2) five-game winning streak while the Razorbacks improved to 10-1 overall this season.
After trailing 3-0 through five innings, Tech climbed back in the game with a run in the sixth inning on Reid Redman's RBI single to left field. The Red Raiders left eight runners on base, including runners at second and third base in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings.
von Schamann (2-1) suffered his first career loss after going 7.1 innings while allowing three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. He also threw a career-high 104 pitches (74 strikes).
Arkansas starting pitcher Ryne Stanek (3-0) also struck out a career-high seven batters while going seven innings with one run allowed on six hits with one walk.
After the Red Raiders turned their first of two double plays in the top of the first, Razorbacks first baseman Dominic Ficociello singled up the middle before designated hitter Sam Bates hit a two-run homer into the right-field upper deck to give the Hogs a 2-0 lead.
Arkansas added a run in the fourth inning when third baseman Matt Reynolds led off the inning with a single to center field and then stole second base before scoring two batters later on catcher Jake Wise's RBI single to right field.
Tech had just three base runners before scoring its run in the sixth. With one out, shortstop Tim Proudfoot singled through the right side and then advanced to second on Barrett Barnes' line shot that went off the left-field wall - but was only good for a single. Barnes' base hit extended his hit streak to 12 games.
Redman then singled to drive in Proudfoot for Tech's only run of the game. Redman led the Red Raiders going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. Overall, six Red Raiders had base hits in the game.
Texas Tech will resume play at the Houston College Classic on Saturday, Mar. 3 with a 7 p.m. game against No. 4 Rice (9-0) at Minute Maid Park.