Missouri Hands Raiders, 4-2 Loss
April 4, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - Missouri scored two runs in the top of the 11th inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeat Texas Tech 4-2 in an 11-inning baseball game Saturday at Dan Law Field. With the loss, Texas Tech falls to 24-12 overall and 7-6 in the Big 12 Conference while Missouri improves to 22-7 overall and 7-3 in the Big 12.
Missouri used a single by Nick Wilfong, an error on a sacrifice bunt by Torre Tyson and another sacrifice bunt from Jason Williams to put men at second and third base. Griffin Moore's two-RBI single gave Missouri its 4-2 lead. The Tigers' Chris George (3-0) shut down the Red Raiders with a double play in the bottom of the 11th for the victory. Moore led Missouri with a 3-5 afternoon which included a triple and three RBI.
Texas Tech's Monty Ward (4-3) pitched all 11 innings for the loss. He struck out 12 batters and allowed only five hits and four runs (three earned) and walked only three in his time. He now needs only seven strikeouts to become Texas Tech's all-time career strikeout leader.
Kevin Jordan put Texas Tech up 2-0 in the first inning with a 2-run home run but that was all the Red Raiders scored all day. Jordan finished 1-4 with two RBI. Texas Tech outhit Missouri 9-5 and left seven runners on base to the Tigers' three.
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