Ramos Pitches Tech To 1-0 Shutout Of Kansas|
April 20, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - Sophomore AJ Ramos pitched a complete game shutout to lead Texas Tech to a 1-0 series opening win over the Kansas Jayhawks in front of 2,506 fans at Dan Law Field on Friday evening.
The win snapped a three-game losing skid as Tech improved to 23-16 overall and to 6-9 in the Big 12 Conference. The loss drops Kansas to 19-24 and to 5-11 in league play.
The night belonged entirely to AJ Ramos (8-2) who picked up the first complete game shutout by a Red Raider since Bryan Wyatt hurled a 1-0 effort against the Texas A&M Aggies on March 19, 2005. The complete game was also the first of his two-year career at Tech.
Ramos no-hit the Jayhawks through 5 1/3 innings before Kyle Murphy hit a bloop single over third base with one out in the sixth. On the night, Ramos allowed just three total hits and finished with five strikeouts.
An RBI single by Roger Kieschnick in the bottom of the first inning was all the run support Tech needed on the evening. Jason Seefeld got Tech going in the frame when he reached on a one out single and stole second to move into scoring position. Kieschnick then gave Tech the 1-0 advantage when he belted an RBI single to right.
Andy Marks (3-5) suffered the loss for Kansas after giving up one run on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Texas Tech will try and pick up the series win on Saturday afternoon when the two teams meet for a noon first pitch. Saturday's game has been moved back to noon due to the threat of inclement weather.