No. 6 Texas Clinches Series With 10-1 Win Over Tech|
April 14, 2007
AUSTIN, Texas - Adrian Alaniz struckout seven over seven innings while Russell Moldenhauer added three RBIs to lead sixth-ranked Texas to a 10-1 win over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The win clinches the series for the Longhorns as they lead 2-0.
The loss drops Texas Tech to 22-15 and 5-8 in Big 12 play while Texas improves to 30-10 and to 11-3 in league play.
Texas didn't waste anytime jumping out to another early lead as the Longhorns plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 5-0 advantage. Texas got four straight hits from the top of its order including a two-run home run from first baseman Chance Wheeless. Texas chased away Tech starter Josh Scofield who managed just one 1/3 of an inning and was charged with all five of the Longhorn runs.
Tech reliever Paul Gonzalez held the Texas offense scoreless over the next three innings but the Longhorns extended their lead to 8-0 with a three-run fifth.
Sophomore right fielder Roger Kieschnick broke Alaniz' shutout attempt when he blasted a solo home run over the fence in right field. The home run was his second in as many days and gave him 10 on the season.
Josh Scofield suffered the loss for Tech in what was his second career Big 12 start and fell to 0-2.
Texas Tech will try and salvage the final game of this series on Sunday afternoon when the two teams meet for the final time at 1 p.m.