Tech Clinches Series Against Kansas With 3-1 Win|
April 21, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - Senior left-hander Colt Hynes held Kansas to just one run on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings to lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a 3-1 series-clinching win over the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
The win moves Texas Tech to 24-16 overall and to 7-9 in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas falls to 19-25 and 5-12 in league play.
Senior left-hander Colt Hynes (3-4) picked up right where AJ Ramos left off last night as he delivered 7 1/3 solid innings to help move Tech within two games of .500 in conference play. Hynes' effort on the mound against the Jayhawks marked his first winning effort in his last six appearances.
As was the case on Friday night, Tech did all of its scoring in one inning. The Red Raiders plated three runs in the bottom of the second thanks to a two-run triple by Doug Thennis and an RBI groundout by Kyle Martin.
Kansas plated its first run of the series in the top of the third when Matt Berner led off the frame with a double down the left field line. After a strikeout by Kyle Murphy, Robby Price drove Berner in with a double to the gap in left center.
Zach Ashwood (3-4) was charged with the loss for Kansas after giving up all three runs on three hits over four innings. Travis Young pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to log his second save of the season for the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech will go for its first series sweep of the season on Sunday afternoon when Tech hosts Kansas in the final game of this series. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.