Baseball Defeats Abilene Christian, 17-12
April 14, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - Leading 14-6, Texas Tech fended off a late comeback by Abilene Christian to win 17-12 Tuesday at Dan Law Field. The victory improves Texas Tech to 30-13 overall while Abilene Christian drops to 29-13.
The Red Raiders went up 8-1 in the second inning after scoring eight runs highlighted by a Jason Huth two-run homer, a Kevin Jordan two-RBI double, a Josh Bard RBI double and Miles Durham triple.
Tech had two players finish with three hits a piece. Kevin Jordan went 3-4 with three RBI, two doubles and two runs scored, Josh Bard went 3-4 with three RBI, two doubles and two runs scored, Keith Ginter hit a home run and went 1-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, Ryan Ruiz went 2-3 with an RBI and three runs scored, Jason Huth went 1-1 with two RBI and three runs scored and Mark Austry went 1-3 with two RBI.
Tech starter Cade Allison (1-1) earned the victory after pitching 6.0 innings and striking out seven batters.
LINESCORE R H E Abilene Christian 102 003 600 12 16 2 Texas Tech 082 600 10x 17 13 4
ACU: Allen, Welch (3), Dacus (4), Noble (5) and Pearson (7) and Lee and Fletcher. TTU: Allison, Ralston (7) and Smith (7) and Buckley. WP: Allison (TTU) 1-1). LP: Allen (ACU) 3-1. Save: None. Doubles: ACU- Davidson (5), Wilson (8), Lee (9), Salyers (14); TTU- Ruiz (7), Jordan 2(15), Bard 2(13). Triples: TTU- Durham (3). Home Runs: TTU- Ginter (12), Huth (3). TOG: 3:23. Att: 777.