Aggies Even Series With 5-1 Win Over Texas Tech|
March 25, 2006
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M third baseman Austin Boggs went 4-for-4 and right-hander Austin Creps pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings to lead the Aggies to a 5-1 win over Texas Tech on Saturday evening in front of 5,886 fans at Olsen Field.
The loss drops the Red Raiders to 19-8 overall and they are now even in the Big 12 with a 2-2 record. The rubber match of this three-game series is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Olsen Field.
For the second straight evening, the Aggies plated a run in the bottom of the first inning to take the early lead. A fielding error by Tech first baseman James Leverton allowed A&M leadoff hitter Blake Stouffer to reach and then scored on an RBI single by Austin Boggs.
The Aggies put the game out of reach for the Red Raiders in the bottom of the third inning by plating four runs to extend their lead to 5-0. Boggs added his second RBI single of the game in the frame while catcher Josh Stinson pushed across a couple of runs with a single to right.
In what was a bit of déjà vu situation for the Red Raiders in the top of the ninth, Tech got its only run of the game thanks to a solo home run by Tyler Reves. Just like the Houston game earlier this year, Tech trailed 5-0 heading into the top of the ninth and got a solo home run by Reves to break the shutout.
Aggie right-hander Austin Creps kept the Tech offense baffled all night as he scattered five hits over 7 1/3 shutout innings. The win was Creps third of the season as he improved to 3-2. Redshirt freshman Miles Morgan (3-2) settled down after the third inning but it was too late for Tech at that point and he was charged with his second loss of the year. Morgan surrendered five runs (four earned) on seven hits over seven innings while striking out four.