Dorn Pitches Nebraska Past Texas Tech, 6-1
May 14, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Nebraska freshman right-hander Johnny Dorn struckout 11 over eight shutout innings to pace the third-ranked Huskers to a 6-1 win over Texas Tech on Saturday evening at Dan Law Field. The win clinches the series for Nebraska as they now lead two games to one.
Walked batters and defensive miscues cost the Red Raiders dearly tonight as only three of Nebraska's runs were earned and four of the six runs that scored reached on a walk. Tech starter Dustin Richardson (1-1) only allowed three hits over 6 1/3 innings but his eight walks gave him his first loss of the season.
Nebraska scored single runs in the first two innings and then added two more in the top of the third to make the score 4-0. Errors by shortstop Cameron Blair and second baseman Joey Callender both led to Nebraska runs in those innings.
Trailing 6-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, Texas Tech finally scratched out its first run of the game when Joey Callender hit an RBI triple to right field. Callender's triple plated Chris Williams who reached on a two-out walk.
Johnny Dorn (8-1) was spectacular for the Huskers as he pitched eight shutout innings allowing just four hits and struckout 11.
Texas Tech will try and salvage the final game of this series when the two teams play on Sunday afternoon. First pitch at Dan Law Field is set for noon.
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