Tech Knocks Off No. 11 Oklahoma 9-3 in Series Finale
Moreno didn't allow an earned run in five innings of work on Sunday
April 28, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - Texas Tech had 15 base hits with seven players recording a multi-hit game while knocking off No. 11 Oklahoma 9-3 on Sunday afternoon in its Big 12 series finale at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
The Red Raiders' (20-24, 6-12 Big 12) 15 hits marked their most on the road this season while the Sooners (33-11, 10-5 Big 12) lost their first conference home game during the month of April.
Tech starting pitcher Dominic Moreno (3-2) picked up the win going five innings without allowing an earned run with one strikeout. The junior right-hander allowed one run and four walks while scattering five base hits.
OU starting pitcher Ethan Carnes (2-2) took the loss giving up five runs (4 ER) on six hits with two strikeouts and a walk in 4.1 innings of work.
Tech never trailed in the game while at one point scoring seven unanswered runs from the fourth to seventh inning during a stretch where it tallied 11 base hits.
The Red Raiders offensive attack was balanced as seven players each had two base. Tech's first four batters in its lineup went a combined 8-for-21 (.381) with four runs and three RBI while the bottom three batters in the lineup went a combined 6-for-11 (545) with four runs and four RBI.
With the score tied at one in the fourth, Tech plated two runs on left fielder Todd Ritchie's two-out single up the middle to give Tech a 3-1 advantage.
Tech scored three runs in the seventh on a two-run double from center fielder Devon Conley, and a third run came around to score on the play following a throwing error by Sooners right fielder Colt Bickerstaff.
Conley had two RBI and joined Burleson with two hits as both players went 2-for-6. Junior third baseman Jake Barrios extended his reaching base safely streak to 24 games while going 2-for-5 with an RBI. First baseman Eric Gutierrez went 2-for-4 with a pair of hit-by-pitch while Moore (2-for-4, 2 runs), Randolph (2-for-3, RBI) and Ritchie (2-for-4, 2 RBI) also had a pair of hits.
Freshman right-handed reliever Jonathan Tripp pitched 3.2 innings in relief allowing two runs on two hits with a strikeout and a walk.
Tech returns home to open a six-game homestand beginning Tuesday, April 30, hosting No. 24 New Mexico for a two-game midweek series at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Game one of the midweek series on Tuesday is set for a 6:37 p.m. first pitch with the game televised nationally on FOX College Sports as Robert Giovannetti (play-by-play) and Mike Gustafson (analyst) will be on the call.
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