Hynes, Kieschnick Power Red Raiders To 14-4 Win Over Baylor
April 1, 2006
LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior left-hander Colt Hynes pitched a complete game allowing just four runs on four hits while freshman left fielder Roger Kieschnick went 2-for-4 with five RBI to lead Texas Tech to a 14-4 win over No. 24 Baylor on Saturday afternoon in front of 3,332 fans at Dan Law Field.
The win moves Texas Tech to 21-10 overall and to 3-4 in the Big 12 while Baylor drops to 19-9 and 4-4 in league play. Most importantly, the win gives the Red Raiders a chance to win this three-game series when the two teams meet for the rubber match on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
A fielding error by Baylor shortstop Beamer Weems gave the Red Raiders a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Tech added another run in the second and then took a 3-0 lead in the fourth when Kyle Martin connected on his first career home run.
Tech's 3-0 lead didn't last long as the Bears got a couple of lead off hits in the top of the fifth and took advantage of a Tech fielding error to tie the game at 3-3.
The Red Raiders came right back in the bottom half of the fifth and answered the Baylor scoring with a four-run inning that included home runs by Roger Kieschnick and Kyle Martin. Kieschnick gave the Red Raiders a 6-3 lead when he blasted a three-run home run just to the right of the monster video scoreboard in right-center field. Martin pushed Tech's lead to 7-3 in the next at-bat when he hit his second home run of the game.
Texas Tech broke the game wide open in the bottom of the sixth with another four-run inning that extended the lead to 11-3. Kieschinck picked up RBI's four and five in the frame when he laced a triple down the right field line.
For the second straight game, the Red Raiders got a complete game performance from its starting pitcher as Colt Hynes (3-0) went all nine innings allowing four runs on four hits. Hynes followed up a solid performance by Miles Morgan last night in what was his first complete game of the year and also his longest outing. Cory Van Allen (3-3) took the loss for Baylor after surrendering four runs on eight hits in four innings of work.
Tickets for Sunday's series finale are available and can be purchased at the Dan Law Field Ticket Office beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Fans are reminded that Daylight Savings Time goes into effect tomorrow.
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