Carnline, Blair Lead Texas Tech Past Dallas Baptist|
May 5, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior right-hander Billy Carnline struckout six over eight innings and shortstop Cameron Blair went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Texas Tech to a 6-2 win over Dallas Baptist on Thursday evening at Dan Law Field.
The game belonged entirely to junior right-hander Billy Carnline who allowed just one run and scattered eight hits over eight innings of work. Carnline (6-2) tied his season high with six strikeouts and dropped his overall ERA from 4.76 to 4.27.
Texas Tech (29-16) plated the first run of the game in the bottom of the third when Cody Fuller scored on a squeeze bunt by third baseman Carey Avants. Fuller picked up Tech's first hit of the game when he laced a single up the middle to lead off the frame.
Dallas Baptist (29-21) returned the favor in the top of the fourth as the Patriots took their only lead of the game 2-1. A fielding error by left fielder Chris Williams allowed DBU to plate its first run and then an RBI double by Jeremy Goldschmeding to right-center gave them the lead.
The Red Raiders took control of the game by scoring five runs over the next four innings to make the final score 6-2. An RBI single by Cameron Blair and an RBI double by Brian Capps gave Tech the lead in the bottom of the fifth. The double was the second of the game by Capps who finished 2-for-3 with one RBI. Blair led all Tech hitters as he went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored.
Randall Taylor (7-6) took the loss for Dallas Baptist as he allowed six earned runs on nine hits and walked two over six innings. Ryan Olivo and Daniel Magness led the Patriot offense with two hits each.
Texas Tech will try and secure a series win on Friday night when the two teams meet again at Dan Law Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.