Red Raiders Fall in Game Three to No. 25 Texas
April 7, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech dropped its Big 12 series finale 14-3 against No. 25 Texas on Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
The Red Raiders fall to 18-15 overall and to 3-9 in Big 12 play while the Longhorns improved to 17-12 overall and to 7-2 in league action.
Texas Tech and Texas played in front of 11,709 fans during the three-game series, marking the most fans to attend a home three-game series for the Red Raiders since 2006. Saturday's attendance was 4,212.
Trailing 5-2 after six innings, Texas Tech allowed nine runs on 10 base hits during the final three innings. The Red Raiders used six relievers in the contest while both teams combined left 20 runners on base.
Tech freshman shortstop Tim Proudfoot led the Red Raiders at the plate going 2-for-5 with a run scored and RBI while hitting his second home run of the season. Proudfoot was the only Red Raider with a multi-hit game.
Red Raider starting pitcher John Neely (2-4) suffered the loss while allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits with three strikeouts in four innings of work.
Texas' starting pitcher Ricky Jacquez (2-1) earned the win pitching 5.2 innings with five strikeouts and four walks while giving up two runs on four hits. Longhorns reliever John Curtiss notched his second save of the season while pitching the final three innings of the contest and allowing one run on two hits.
The Longhorns were guided by their 2-through-5-hole batters as they went a combined 13-for-27 with 10 runs and six RBI. Third baseman Erich Weiss led all players going 4-for-6 with three runs and two RBI.
In addition, Texas freshman back-up catcher Hunter Redman entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning as a defensive replacement. Redman is the younger brother of Texas Tech senior third baseman Reid Redman.
Texas Tech will be back in action on Wednesday, April 11 hosting Dallas Baptist for a midweek non-conference game at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. First pitch on Wednesday is set for 3 p.m.