Red Raiders Shutout in Series Opener Against No. 8 TCU|
March 4, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech lost 7-0 to No. 8 TCU on Friday night in front of 4,173 fans at Dan Law Field in the first game of the three-game series.
Texas Tech (8-3) starting pitcher Daniel Coulombe struck out eight batters in a season-high 5.1 innings while David Paiz went 2-for-3 and Kelby Tomlinson extended his hit streak to 10 games in the loss. TCU (5-4) was led by the pitching of Kyle Winkler (3-0) who struck out nine batters in eight innings while allowing only four hits.
The shutout loss snapped the Red Raiders streak of 87 consecutive games without being held scoreless.
The Horned Frogs scored their first run on an RBI double in the second inning by catcher Jimmie Pharr. Coulombe, who leads Tech with 22 strikeouts this season, struck out the side in the second inning, tallied two strikeouts in the third and fourth innings and notched one strikeout in the fifth.
At one point, Coulombe struck out seven out of 11 batters he faced from the second to fourth inning.
Coulombe finished his third start of the season allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and walked two batters with eight strikeouts. It was the second consecutive start Coulombe struck out at least eight batters.
TCU added three runs in the sixth and seventh innings to increase its lead to seven runs. Nine Horned Frogs batted in the sixth where they recorded five hits and Jason Coats drove in a pair in the seventh on his first home run of the season.
Texas Tech sophomore Barrett Barnes had his career-high 15-game hit streak snapped going 0-for-4.