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Tech Falls 14-5 to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

David Paiz hit his first career home run going 2-for-4 against the Islanders


David Paiz hit his first career home run going 2-for-4 against the Islanders

March 12, 2011

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech allowed 16 base hits as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defeated the Red Raiders 14-5 on Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field.

Freshman David Paiz led Tech (9-6) at the plate going 2-for-4 with two RBI while hitting his first career home run in the sixth inning to get Texas Tech on the scoreboard.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi led 1-0 going into the fifth inning before plating three runs in the fifth, four runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to take a 9-1 lead.

Texas Tech scored four runs in the seventh inning on four base hits to close the gap to 9-5.

The Red Raiders scored its first two runs in the seventh on sacrifice flies by Paiz and Bo Altobelli before Nick Popescu and Kelby Tomlinson drove in runs with RBI singles.

A&M-Corpus Christi increased its lead with five runs in the ninth inning, sparked by designated hitter Matt Hollands' grand slam - which gave him the cycle for the day. He finished going 4-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored.

Eight Red Raiders tallied base hits, but only Paiz and Popescu (2-for-4) finished with multiple hits.

Texas Tech will finish the day taking on Iowa (4-6) with a 4 p.m. first pitch at Dan Law Field.

 

 

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