Texas Tech Falls to Dallas Baptist in Final Home Midweek Game
May 3, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech dropped its final home midweek game of the season in an 11-1 loss against Dallas Baptist Tuesday evening at Dan Law Field.
The Red Raiders (28-20) allowed three multi-run innings while the Patriots (31-13) used an 11-5 advantage in the hits column to tally their 11th road win of the season.
Texas Tech starter Robbie Kilcrease (4-3) allowed five runs (3 ER) in 3.1 innings while giving up only two hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Dallas Baptist reliever Stuart Pudenz (2-1) picked up the win pitching two scoreless innings with three strikeouts and allowed just two base hits.
The Red Raiders fell behind early when Dallas Baptist scored three runs in the second inning on designated hitter Dustin McAlpine's seventh homer or of the season, a three-run shot over the right-field wall.
Texas Tech trailed 6-0 going into the bottom of the fifth before scoring its only run, as Bo Altobelli advanced home on a wild pitch, but that was all Tech would manage offensively in the game.
Seven Red Raider relief pitchers made appearances. Left-handed pitcher Zach Fowler made the longest outing pitching two scoreless frames from the sixth inning into the eighth.
Dallas Baptist added five runs in the sixth inning on four base hits while Texas Tech also made an error, which led to a pair of DBU's five runs in the frame.
Texas Tech was led at the plate by shortstop Kelby Tomlinson, who recorded the team's only multi-hit game going 2-for-4. Stephen Hagen (1-for-4), Nick Popescu (1-for-3) and Andre Wheeler (1-for-3) were the only other Red Raiders with base hits.
The Red Raiders will be off for the rest of the week before making their final road trip of the season next week at Michigan (May 10-11) and at Missouri (May 13-15).