Kansas Overpowers Texas Tech 13-7|
April 23, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Kansas scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning and cruised to a 13-7 win over Texas Tech in the middle game of this three-game Big 12 series at Dan Law Field on Saturday afternoon.
The loss drops Texas Tech to 25-14 on the season and to 7-9 in Big 12 play. The win moves Kansas to 25-20 overall and to 4-10 in the league.
Trailing 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning, the Tech pitching staff imploded as the Red Raiders gave up seven runs that allowed Kansas to take a 9-2 lead. Kansas strung together a total of five hits in the frame and took advantage of two walks and two hit batters. Senior center fielder Cody Fuller dropped a routine fly ball and that ultimately led to three unearned Kansas runs.
Tech could only chip away at the lead as the Red Raiders plated two runs in the fourth, seventh and ninth innings. The Red Raiders were led offensively by Chris Williams who went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
The Jayhawks made sure there would be no big comeback for Tech as they plated four runs in the final two innings, including three in the ninth.
Freshman right hander Tyson Corley (1-0) earned the win in his first career start as he held Tech to three earned runs on five hits over seven innings of work. Tech junior right-hander Adam Lawford took the loss for the Red Raiders as he allowed five earned runs on eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings.
Texas Tech and Kansas will play the rubber match of this three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.