Tech Earns Series Win Over Campbell With 6-4 Win|
March 4, 2006
LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior designated hitter Tyler Reves went 2-for-3 with three RBI and his fifth home run of the season to lead Texas Tech to a series clinching 6-4 win over the Campbell Camels on Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
Texas Tech improves to 11-5 on the season and now leads the all-time series against the two teams 5-1. Campbell falls to 3-7.
Junior designated hitter Tyler Reves got Tech off to a fast start in the bottom of the first when he belted a three-run homer that went sailing over the Red Raider bullpen in left field. The home run was his fifth of the season and was his third multiple-run dinger.
Campbell began to chip away at the Tech lead in the top of the fourth when left fielder Nate Logan hit a two-out two RBI single to pull the Camels within one (4-3). The Camels scored again with two outs in the top of the fifth on a throwing error by third baseman Joey Callender. Mike Priest scored the tying run on a routine groundball that Callender threw in the dirt at first.
The Red Raiders regained their lead in the bottom of the sixth as Tech put up three runs to take a 6-3 lead. Callender scored Tech's first run of the game with an RBI single through the right side. Tech tacked on two more runs on a wild pitch by reliever Mike Ange that bounced off the backstop and went sailing toward the Tech dugout down the third baseline.
Junior right-hander Randy Gattis picked up his third save of the season and second in as many days as he retired the final batter of the ninth inning. Junior David Dinsmoore earned the win in his first appearance of the year as he pitched two innings of relief allowing one run on three hits. Jonathan Walker (1-1) was charged with the loss for Campbell after surrendering all six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Texas Tech continues its hectic playing schedule as the Red Raiders travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for a two-game series against the UNLV Rebels. The series begins at 8:30 p.m. (CT) on Monday and concludes at 3 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday.