Stewart Dominant Out of Tech Bullpen in 8-2 Win Over UTSA
April 5, 2011
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Brennan Stewart pitched 6.1 innings out of the bullpen while retiring 19-of-20 batters to lead Texas Tech to an 8-2 win over UTSA in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Foster Field in San Angelo.
Texas Tech (18-11) saw its two-run lead disappear after UTSA (11-19) scored two runs in the third inning. Red Raiders head coach Dan Spencer then brought in Stewart to record the final out of the third inning. He went on to retire 17 consecutive batters and finished the game sitting down 19-of-20 batters he faced.
The Red Raiders were led offensively by Reid Redman (2-for-3, 3 RBI) and Kevin Whitehead, who went 1-for-3 while hitting his first home run of the season, a solo shot to right field to lead off the fourth inning which gave Tech the eventual game-winning run.
Tech scored a pair of unearned runs in the second on an RBI double by Kelby Tomlinson and with an RBI bunt single by Reid Redman. UTSA scored a pair of runs in the top of the third inning off Tech starter Jamen Parten to tie the game.
Stewart earned his first win of the season and the second win of his career throwing 6.1 innings allowing just one hit with a career-high seven strikeouts. It is the most strikeouts by a Tech pitcher in relief this season.
Tech played five runs in the fourth on six base hits. The Red Raiders also added a run in the eighth, which saw four Tech batters draw walks and Paiz to come around and score on a wild pitch.
Texas Tech and UTSA will play at 6:15 p.m. tonight to complete the midweek doubleheader.
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