Tech Falls Apart In Series Finale, 14-4
March 25, 2007
WACO, Texas - A defensive miscue in the bottom of the fourth led to 12 Baylor runs and the Bears clinched this three-game series with a convincing 14-4 win over Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.
The loss drops Texas Tech to 18-10 on the season and 3-3 in the Big 12 while Baylor improves to 15-11 and 2-4 in league play.
Baylor jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Tech failed to turn what could have been an inning-ending double play. Aaron Miller hit a ball sharply to Tech shortstop Kyle Martin but second baseman Jason Seefeld's throw to first after the out at second was wide and Beamer Weems scored the first run of the game.
Baylor put the game away in the bottom of the fourth with a 12-run outburst that gave the Bears an 11-0 lead. The wheels fell off for Tech when Aaron Odom tried to make a play at third base on a bunt by Matt Czimskey with runners at first and second and no outs. The throw by Odom over to third to try and retire the leadoff batter went wild and allowed two runs to score on the play. The Bears got a two-run home run from Beamer Weems, an RBI triple by Aaron Miller an RBI double by Matt Sodolak and a three-run home run by Matt Czimskey to extend the lead.
Roger Kieschnick broke the Baylor shutout attempt in the top of the sixth when he blasted his seventh home run of the season. Texas Tech added three runs in the top of the eighth, including a two-run home run by Kyle Martin.
Texas Tech returns to action on Tuesday night when with a 6:30 p.m. game against New Mexico State at Dan Law Field.
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