Morgan, Hynes Shut Out UNLV, 9-0|
March 6, 2006
The win gives Texas Tech a three-game win streak as the Red Raiders improve to 12-5 on the season. UNLV falls to 6-10 on the season and has now lost two straight.
Sophomore catcher Matt Smith gave the Red Raiders a 1-0 lead in the top of the second with a lead off double and then scored on a pair of wild pitches by UNLV starter Ryan Tabor.
Freshmen James Leverton and Willie Rueda keyed a five-run fourth that pushed the Tech lead to 6-0. Leverton drew first blood in the frame when he laced a two-RBI single through the right side that allowed Tyler Reves and Roger Kieschnick to score easily. With two outs and runners at first and second, Rueda cleared the bases with a hard hit double that went sailing down the right field line. The double was the first of the season for Rueda and his two RBI tied his entire season total coming into tonight's game. Joey Callender plated the final run of the inning when he scored Rueda with an RBI single to center.
Texas Tech extended its lead to 9-0 with three more runs in the top of the sixth inning. Junior second baseman Jason Seefeld and senior center fielder Brian Capps added a pair of RBI singles while Reves chipped in an RBI triple. Reves' triple was his first of the season and the sixth by the Red Raiders this season.
The night belonged to Tech starter Miles Morgan (3-1) who tossed seven shutout innings allowing just four hits and struckout four. Ryan Tabor (0-1) took the loss for UNLV as he surrendered six earned runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings.
Texas Tech and UNLV will complete this two-game midweek series at 3 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday afternoon at Earl Wilson Stadium.