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No. 8 Horned Frogs Complete Sweep Over Texas Tech
 

 
Stephen Hagen went 2-for-3 and led Tech batting .333 in the series

 
Stephen Hagen went 2-for-3 and led Tech batting .333 in the series
 

March 6, 2011

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech trailed by a run for six innings before No. 8 TCU scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings to secure an 8-1 victory for the series sweep over the Red Raiders on Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field.

Texas Tech falls to 8-5 overall while TCU improves to 7-4 on the season.

Sophomore Jamen Parten made his longest start of the season pitching 6.1 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits with four strikeouts without allowing a walk in his first loss. TCU sophomore Matt Purke earned his second win pitching six-scoreless innings allowing just one walk with six strikeouts.

Purke had a perfect game through 4.2 innings before junior first baseman Stephen Hagen singled through the left side with two outs in the fifth. Hagen led the Red Raiders going 2-for-3, marking the team's only multi-hit performance.

TCU grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first inning with back-to-back singles and then a sacrifice fly by Jason Coats. The run was unearned after an error by left fielder Jamodrick McGruder allowed Jantzen Witte to go first-to-third on Taylor Featherston's single.

Parten nearly matched Purke pitch-for-pitch from the second to sixth inning while at one point retiring 11-of-13 batters.

Tech had five runners reach scoring position but managed only one run on senior Nick Popescu's sacrifice fly to left field in the ninth to score pinch runner Jordan Lopez.

Popescu was the only other Tech player with a base hit with a single to center field in the eighth inning.

The Red Raiders will be back in action next weekend hosting the Texas Tech Invitational, March 11-15, as Iowa and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi travel to Lubbock.Tech's first opponent will be Iowa on Friday, March 11 with a 5 p.m. first-pitch.

 

 

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