Red Raiders Snap Losing Skid With 15-6 Win Over Dallas Baptist|
May 1, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - Sophomore left fielder Chris Richburg went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and seven RBIs to help snap Texas Tech's four-game losing skid as the Red Raiders dropped Dallas Baptist 15-6 on Tuesday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
The win moves Texas Tech to 26-21 overall while Dallas Baptist fell to 25-20.
Richburg's first inning grand slam helped cap a five-run inning for the Red Raiders, a lead they would not relinquish. A pair of singles by Matt Smith and James Leverton along with a walk by Kyle Martin set up Richburg's first career grand slam and it marked the third of the season for the Red Raiders. He would add three more RBIs on the afternoon to finish with a game-high seven.
After Dallas Baptist scored two runs in the top of the third to pull within three, Texas Tech put the game out of reach with a four-run fourth. Roger Kieschnick brought in the first run of the frame on his 24th double of the season. Smith, Leverton and Richburg each added RBI singles in the inning to round out the scoring.
Senior left-hander Aaron Odom (5-4) picked up his second straight win as he logged 5 2/3 innings of work allowing four runs on three hits and struckout three. Ryan Goins (5-2) suffered the loss for Dallas Baptist after giving up eight runs through 3 1/3 innings.
The Red Raiders will enjoy the next six days off as Texas Tech begins its final exam period staring on Thursday. Tech's next scheduled game is Tuesday, May 8 at New Mexico.