Texas Completes Series Sweep|
April 15, 2007
AUSTIN, Texas - No. 6 Texas erased a 2-1 deficit with a three-run seventh inning and picked up a series sweep over Texas Tech with a 4-2 win on Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
The loss drops Tech to 22-16 overall and 5-9 in the Big 12 Conference while Texas improves to 31-10 and 12-3 in league play.
For the third straight day, the Longhorns jumped out to an early lead this time on the bat of Jordan Danks who plated a run with an RBI double down the right field line. Danks' double gave Texas a 1-0 lead.
The Red Raiders, however, answered in the top of the fourth when Matt Smith tied the game with an RBI single to the gap in left center field that plated Doug Thennis. Thennis reached on a leadoff error by Texas second baseman Travis Tucker and moved to second on a groundout by Roger Kieschnick.
Texas Tech grabbed its first lead of the weekend in the top of the fifth inning when Kyle Martin laced an RBI single to left that scored third baseman Ben Baker. Baker led off the inning with a four-pitch walk and moved into scoring position on a perfect bunt sacrifice by Jason Seefeld. Martin's RBI single gave Tech a 2-1 lead.
Tech watched its lead disappear in the bottom half of the seventh as the Longhorns rallied for three runs to grab a 4-2 lead. A leadoff walk by Tucker to start the inning coupled with a pair of stolen bases by the second baseman led to the first run when Danks singled to center. Kyle Russell's RBI double gave the Longhorns the go ahead run at 3-2.
Colt Hynes (2-4) suffered the loss for Texas Tech after giving up four runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Randy Boone (2-5) earned the win for Texas out of the bullpen as he shutdown the Tech offense with three shutout innings of relief to close the game.
Texas Tech will open up a four-game homestand on Tuesday evening when the Red Raiders face College of the Southwest at 6:30 p.m. Tech will then face the Kansas Jayhawks in a three-game Big 12 series starting on Friday at 6:30 p.m.