Red Raiders Open Homestand with 13-8 Win Over Angelo State|
April 3, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech continued its winning ways at home with a 13-8 victory over Angelo State (NCAA D-II) on Tuesday evening at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Tuesday marked the first of 10 consecutive home games for Texas Tech, who improved to 14-4 at home this season.
Texas Tech (17-13) tallied 15 base hits without committing an error with six players tallying multi-hit games while Angelo State (23-10) had three multiple run innings in the loss.
The Red Raiders trailed 5-2 going into the bottom of the third where they scored eight runs on seven base hits to take a 10-5 lead.
Sophomore catcher Mason Randolph started the scoring for Tech hitting his first career home run, a two-run shot, in the bottom of the second inning. Randolph went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the game.
Second baseman Jamodrick McGruder went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two stolen bases, center fielder Barrett Barnes went 3-for-4 with three runs, a double, triple and two RBI, third baseman Bo Altobelli finished 2-for-5 with two RBI, first baseman Scott LeJeune notched his 48th career multi-hit game going 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and left fielder Brennan Moore posted two hits going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI.
Texas Tech right-handed reliever Jerad McCrummen (1-1) won his first game of the season - second career - pitching 3.2 scoreless innings without allowing a hit or a walk with one strikeout. Angelo State reliever Jake Albert (0-2) suffered the loss pitching 0.2 innings allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits with a walk and a strikeout.
Tech added to its lead in the fifth inning on a sacrifice bunt RBI by Jamodrick McGruder and on Barnes' third base hit of the game, a single up the middle to score McGruder. Barnes was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.
Altobelli added Tech's final run of the game in the seventh inning with a singled to right field which plated Barnes, who walked in the inning.
Texas Tech will open a three-game series with No. 25 Texas (15-11, 5-1 Big 12) on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. The series will continue on Friday (6:30 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m.).