Tonight's game against UNLV was just the third all-time meeting between the Rebels and the Red Raiders and the first since the 1986 season. Tech's 9-0 win gives the Red Raiders their first ever win in the series as UNLV now leads 2-1.
Tonight's game against UNLV marked Tech's fifth game in the last seven days and is part of a stretch in which the Red Raiders will play 10 contests over a 14-day period.
Freshman shortstop Willie Rueda picked up his first double of the season in the top of the fourth and along with that he added two RBI. Rueda's RBI double gave Tech a 5-0 lead and double his RBI total coming into tonight's game (came in with two).
Freshman first baseman James Leverton finished the evening 2-for-4 with two RBI to earn his fourth multiple-hit and multiple-RBI games of the year.
Junior left-hander Colt Hynes made his first appearance since the final game of the Louisiana-Monroe series back in early February. Hynes has been sidelined due to a shoulder injury and came in to relieve Miles Morgan in the bottom of the eighth inning.
In what is a rarity in baseball, Texas Tech got its leadoff batter on base in all nine innings of tonight's game.
Tonight's shutout is the second of the season. Tech shutout Eastern New Mexico 16-0 back on Feb. 20.