Aggies Take Series Opener, 7-4|
April 5, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 13 Texas A&M used a five-run second inning to defeat Texas Tech 7-4 on Friday evening in front of 2,252 fans at Dan Law Field.
Texas Tech (20-13; 4-6 Big 12) and Texas A&M (27-6; 6-4 Big 12) will play the final two games of this series in the form of Friday afternoon doubleheader due to forecasted inclement weather in the area on Saturday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. and game two will follow approximately 45 minutes later.
Texas A&M took advantage of a rocky second inning by Tech starter Travis Young who was making his first career start for the Red Raiders. Young gave up five runs on five hits in the frame, including a bases clearing double by Ben Feltner.
The Tech offense struck back in the bottom half of the fourth inning as the Red Raiders pulled within one with a four-run outburst. Freshman left fielder Taylor Ashby delivered the biggest hit of the inning when he laced a two-run triple to the gap in right-center.
The Aggies squashed any hope of a Tech comeback with two runs in the top of the eighth. A&M chased away Travis Young after he loaded the bases on a leadoff hit, a walk and a hit batter. Brodie Green and Parker Dalton drove in the runs with a RBI single and a sacrifice fly, respectively.
Young (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season after giving up all seven runs on 10 hits while striking out five. David Newmann (5-1) picked up his fifth win of the season for the Aggies as he logged five innings allowing four runs on seven hits and struckout two.