Kansas State Drops Texas Tech 13-12

Trey Stewart

Trey Stewart

April 17, 2005

Box Score

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State erased an eight run Texas Tech lead by scoring 11 runs over the final four innings and held on for a 13-12 series-clinching win over the Red Raiders on Sunday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium.

The loss drops Texas Tech to 24-13 and 6-8 in Big 12 play while Kansas State improves to 17-17 and 4-11 in the league.

Texas Tech jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning off an RBI double to the left field gap by junior designated hitter Trey Stewart. Stewart's RBI double plated senior center fielder Cody Fuller who reached on a leadoff single.

Kansas State struck back in the bottom of the second as the Wildcats plated two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Tech starter Carleton Hargove walked shortstop Eric Eymann and then Josh Dent scored him with an RBI triple to the gap in deep right center. Third baseman Eric Rumler gave KSU the lead with a sacrifice fly to center field that allowed Dent to score from third.

The Raiders regained the lead with two runs of its own in the top of the third as Tech went up 3-2. Senior shortstop Cameron Blair scored Cody Fuller with a hit-and-run double to right field and Trey Stewart picked up his second RBI of the afternoon with a groundout to short that plated Carey Avants. Fuller and Avants both reached with one-out singles to jumpstart the Tech scoring drive.

Junior first baseman Patrick Smart gave Tech a 5-2 lead in the top of the fourth when he blasted a two-run homer that went sailing over the scoreboard in right field. Smart's first homer of the season scored Chris Williams who reached on a hit-by-pitch.



Junior third baseman Joey Callender came up in the clutch for Tech in the top of the fifth when he hit a two-RBI double off the wall in left field. Callender's double was his 10th of the season and it gave Tech a 7-2 lead.

After Tech scored three runs in the top of the sixth to go ahead 10-2, the Wildcats came back with a seven-run bottom half to pull within three at 10-7. Lead off walks by Terry Blunt and Brandon Farr set up a bases-clearing triple by Jared Goedert that gave KSU their first runs of the frame. Right fielder Joe Roundy hit his second three-run homer in as many days when he blasted a shot over the fence in right-center.

Texas Tech plated a run in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice by Cody Fuller but a two-run homer by KSU's Jared Goedert in the eighth gave the Wildcats a 12-11 lead.

The Red Raider offense kept fighting in the top of the ninth as Callender reached on a single to left and Patrick Smart picked up his third RBI of the game with a single to right

Senior reliever Michael McGowan was tagged with the loss for Texas Tech and fell to 0-2 on the season while Bryan Peterson earned the win for KSU and improved to 2-0.

Texas Tech will enjoy a few days off before hosting the Kansas Jayhawks in a three-game Big 12 series over the weekend at Dan Law Field. The Red Raiders and Jayhawks will begin the series with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch on Friday night. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office at (806) 742-TECH or 1-800-GOBIG12.0pt; FONT-FA8u


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