Texas Tech Falls 6-5 Against Lubbock Christian|
April 14, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech suffered its sixth straight loss on Sunday evening with a 6-5 loss against Lubbock Christian at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
The Red Raiders (17-19) and Chaparrals (32-13) faced off for just the second time since 1993 while playing for the 36th time overall since 1971.
Texas Tech reliever Jerad McCrummen (1-5) took the loss allowing the game-winning run to score in the top of the ninth inning after LCU leadoff hitter Christian Vasquez doubled to right-center field and then advanced to third base on a fielding error by Tech center fielder Brett Bell.
The following batter, right fielder Brent Leslie, hit a sacrifice fly to left field which scored the game-winning run.
LCU reliever Monty McCasland (2-1) picked up the win going two innings with three strikeouts. Kyle Forsyth earned his first save of the season while pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning.
The Chaps belted a pair of home runs in the seventh inning to take a 5-2 lead as first baseman Brandon Wilson and third baseman Joel Lutz hit back-to-back homers over the left-field wall.
The Red Raiders tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning while Tech's first five batters to the plate walked. The Red Raiders sent nine batters to the plate in the seventh while scoring three runs to tie the game with one base hit.
Seven LCU players finished with at least one hit while its three, four and five-hole hitters each had multi-hit games.
Texas Tech will be back on the road to play a midweek series at Rice on April 16-17 at Reckling Park in Houston. The Red Raiders and Owls will open the series on Tuesday, April 16 with a nationally-televised game on FOX College Sports with Daron Sutton (play-by-play) and former big league center fielder Preston Wilson (analyst) calling the action.