Raiders Win Home Finale 14-6 Over New Mexico|
May 16, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior right-hander Adam Lawford pitched seven solid innings and Cameron Blair picked up his 17th home run of the season as Texas Tech defeated New Mexico 14-6 on Monday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
The Red Raiders (32-20) wasted no time blowing this one wide open as Tech tacked on six runs in the bottom of the first. Senior shortstop Cameron Blair lit the fuse on the first inning fireworks when he led off the frame with a solo home run to left field. The homer was his 17th of the season. Freshman catcher Matt Smith accounted for two RBI in the inning on a base hit up the middle.
The Lobos added three runs in the second and third innings to pull within three (6-3) but Tech put the game out of reach with a five run seventh.
Five Red Raider hitters finished the day with two hits while Blair led the way with three RBI. Junior right-hander Adam Lawford (3-6) earned the win for Tech by tossing seven innings allowing three earned runs on six hits. Tyler Cales (0-2) took the loss for New Mexico as he surrendered nine earned runs on nine hits while issuing four walks over three innings.
Texas Tech wraps up a five-game stretch tomorrow evening as the Red Raiders take on the New Mexico State Aggies in Las Cruces, N.M. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (CT).