Red Raiders Squash New Mexico State 12-2|
April 22, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - Jason Seefeld had a game-high three hits while Jeremy Mayo posted a career-best three RBIs to lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a convincing 12-2 win over New Mexico State on Tuesday night at Dan Law Field.
After suffering through an eight-game losing streak, the Red Raiders have now won two-straight and improve to 19-23 overall. New Mexico State drops to 18-24. The Red Raiders and Aggies will change venues for tomorrow's series finale as the two teams will meet up in Roswell, N.M. at Coca-Cola Field. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. (CT).
New Mexico State jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top half of the second off Tech right-hander Russ Fornea. Franky Busani led off the frame with a double to right and then scored the first run of the game on a Joe Leghorn RBI single that went just past Tech's Chris Hall at shortstop.
The Red Raiders answered the Aggie run in the bottom half of the first when Jason Seefeld blasted a solo home run to right field that tied the game at 1-1. The home run was his seventh of the season.
The Red Raiders blew the game wide open in the bottom of the fifth as Tech took a 9-1 lead thanks to six runs on four hits and they took advantage of two Aggie fielding errors. Junior left fielder Chris Richburg and freshman catcher Jeremy Mayo both added two-RBI singles in the frame to help extend the Tech lead.
Senior infielder Jon Capuccio pinch-hit for Hall in the eighth and helped the Red Raiders push their lead to 12-1 as he added an RBI double down the right field line for his first hit of the season.
Freshman left-hander Robbie Kilcrease (1-0) picked up his first career win on the evening as he logged four innings of relief work and held the Aggies scoreless while scattering just two hits and struckout a career-high six batters. Dillon Smith was saddled with the loss for New Mexico State as he surrendered nine runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings of work.