No. 21 Texas Tech Falls To Southwest Texas 15-5|
March 9, 2003
LUBBOCK, Texas - Southwest Texas dealt No. 21 Texas Tech its worst home loss in five years as the Bobcats pounded out 18 hits in a 15-5 win over the Red Raiders on Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
The 10-run loss marked the worst home defeat since the Red Raiders lost a 15-1 decision to Oklahoma on April 24, 1998. The loss gives the Red Raiders a 15-6 record on the year.
Southwest Texas (6-13) center fielder Evan Tierce hit Tech starter Nathan Fouts with a line drive in the second at-bat of the game and Fouts never recovered as he gave up four runs on four hits including a three-run home run by Cory Covert.
It all went downhill for the Red Raiders in the second as the Bobcats put up another four-run inning and piled up 10 hits to quickly take an 8-1 lead.
Southwest Texas held the Red Raiders scoreless until sophomore Madison Edwards homered to right in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 11-2.
After giving up another run in the top of the eighth, Tech tacked on three runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull within seven, however, Southwest Texas widened the gap with a three run ninth.
Senior Nathan Fouts suffered the loss for Texas Tech and falls to 2-2 on the year while Cory Covert (1-3) earned the win for Southwest Texas.
Texas Tech will wrap up an eight-game homestand against TCU on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m. Texas Tech and TCU are tied at 2-2 in the season long series with Tuesday night being the final meeting between the two teams in 2003.