Kansas Salvages Final Game Of The Series 8-1|
April 22, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - Kansas broke open a 1-1 ballgame with three runs in the top of the sixth and cruised to an 8-1 win over Texas Tech in the final game of this three-game Big 12 series in front of 2,668 fans at Dan Law Field.
The loss snapped a two-game win streak by the Red Raiders as they now stand at 24-17 overall and 7-10 in Big 12 Conference play. Kansas improved to 20-25 overall and to 6-12 in league play.
The Jayhawks took the early lead by plating a single run in the top of the sixth inning. Casey Larson reached on a two-out single and Joe Servais brought him home with a double down the left field line.
Texas Tech plated its only run of the game in the bottom half of the third when Chris Richburg blasted a leadoff home run. The home run was his first of the season.
A valiant effort by Tech starter Cory Large was wasted in the top of the sixth when he was replaced by Chris Ortmeier. Ortmeier hit John Allman after retiring the first batter of the inning and then gave up an RBI double to Erik Morrison. Josh Scofield didn't fare much better for the Red Raiders as he walked the only two batters he faced including the second with the bases loaded.
Ortmeier was charged with the loss for Texas Tech after giving up three run on hit in just 1/3 of an inning. Wally Marciel earned the win for Kansas after allowing just one run on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Texas Tech will wrap up a four-game homestand on Monday afternoon when the Red Raiders face College of the Southwest at 2 p.m.