Baseball Defeats College of the Southwest 14-7
April 27, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - The College of the Southwest grabbed a 7-4 lead in the third inning on several Texas Tech errors but the Red Raiders stormed back to win 14-7 Monday at Dan Law Field. The victory improves Texas Tech to 36-17 overall while College of the Southwest falls to 9-33 overall.
Texas Tech reliever Zach Stewart pitched four innings of no-hit baseball and tied a career high with six strikeouts. He earned his second save on the season. Starter Joe Smith earned the victory on the mound after going 5.0 innings and allowing only two earned runs.
Several Red Raiders had big offensive evenings. Keith Ginter went 3-5 with his 14th home run, two runs and four RBI, Kevin Jordan went 3-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs, Jason Landreth went 2-2 with an RBI and run scored, Mark Austry went 2-4 with two RBI, Brandon Buckley finished 2-3 with two RBI, Ryan Ruiz went 3-6 and Josh Bard finished 2-5 with two runs scored. Texas Tech had 11 RBI and 19 hits on the night.
LINESCORE R H E Coll. of SW 007 000 000 7 7 2 Texas Tech 313 222 01x 14 19 3 CSW: Polson, Liera (5) and Crowder (8) and Foster. TTU: Smith and Stewart (6) and Buckley. WP: Smith (TTU) 4-2. LP: Polson (CSW). Save: Stewart (2). Doubles: CSW- French; TTU- Bard (16), Jordan (16). Triples: TTU- Landreth (4), Austry (2), Buckley (1). Home Runs: TTU- Ginter (14), Jordan (16). TOG: 2:43. Att: 147.