Red Raiders Fall 10-9 in Wild Midweek Contest at Dallas Baptist|
Barrios went 3-for-6 with three RBI and hit his third home run of the season
April 9, 2013
DALLAS, Texas - Texas Tech hit three home runs on its way to a nine-run second inning, but was held scoreless the remainder of the game in a 10-9 loss at Dallas Baptist at Horner Ballpark on Tuesday evening.
Texas Tech (17-18) had its five-game road trip come to an end with five straight losses as Dallas Baptist snapped a four-game losing streak on its home field to the Red Raiders as they improve to 18-15 overall on the season.
Trailing by four runs heading into the second inning, Texas Tech exploded for its most productive output in an inning in two seasons with nine runs on six hits - all coming with two outs - including home runs by third baseman Jake Barrios, first baseman Eric Gutierrez and catcher Mason Randolph to take a 9-4 lead.
But the DBU bullpen followed with seven consecutive scoreless innings as the Red Raiders left 10 runners on base - seven in scoring position - from the third to ninth inning.
Freshman reliever Matt Withrow (2-3) took the loss for the Red Raiders pitching 0.2 innings allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts and three walks.
Patriots reliever Blake Webster (2-1) picked up the win during two scoreless innings while Michael Smith notched his second save of the season as he struck out the final two batters of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Tech starting pitcher Johnathon Tripp took a no decision while allowing seven runs on seven hits in 1.1 innings with one walk allowed.
Tech's nine-run second inning began when Conley singled up the middle and stole second base. Two batters later, Conley was at third base with two outs when shortstop Tim Proudfoot walked with a full count to bring up the top of the order.
Bell scored Conley with a single to center field and then freshman second baseman Alec Humphreys drove in Bell with another RBI single up the middle.
Barrios' third home run of the season went over the left-field wall for a three-run shot giving Tech a 5-4 lead.
Freshman designed hitter Jarrard Poteete walked to start another rally just before Gutierrez homered to left field for this second home run of the season giving Tech a 7-5 advantage. Tech wasn't done as Conley - who started the inning - was hit-by-pitch and then Randolph homered over the left-field wall to give Tech a nine-run inning.
The Patriots answered back with thre runs in the second and added two in the fourth and one in the fifth as both DBU and Texas Tech finished the game with 14 base hits.
Red Raider reliever Jonny Drozd held the Patriots scoreless during the final three-plus innings as he retired 10-of-11 batters faced from the fifth-through-eighth inning.
Texas Tech left 12 runners on base during the game while Dallas Baptist had seven runners left on base.
The Red Raiders will be off until Sunday, April 14, when they host NAIA Lubbock Christian University for a non-conference game with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.