Texas Tech Wins Season Finale on Senior Day Over K-State|
May 19, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech closed its 2012 season with an 8-2 victory over Kansas State while eight seniors were honored on Senior Day prior to first pitch on Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Texas Tech ends its season with a 29-26 overall record and finished in a tie for eighth place in the Big 12 Conference standings with Kansas State (26-29), as both teams went 7-17 in Big 12 competition.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Trey Masek (2-4) was impressive in the win while pitching six innings allowing only two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Wildcats starting pitcher Matt Wivinis (1-3) was handed the loss pitching 1.2 innings and giving up five runs on five hits with one strikeout and no walks allowed.
Red Raider designated hitter Bo Altobelli drove in the first two runs of the game with a double down the left-field line giving Tech a 2-0 lead after the first.
Tech added to its lead with a three-run home run coming off the bat of junior second baseman Jamodrick McGruder - his second homer of the season and the 11th of his career - to provide Tech a 5-0 lead following two innings.
Meanwhile, Masek never faced more than four batters in an inning during the first six frames, while allowing only three runners to reach scoring position in three separate innings. Masek held a shutout after six innings of play as Proudfoot doubled to left-center field to score right-fielder Nick Hanslik in the fifth giving Tech a 7-0 advantage.
K-State scored its only two runs of the game in the seventh with a lead-off single and walk coming off of Masek before Tech senior Brennan Stewart (0.2 IP) and Rusty Shellhorn (1.0 IP) finished the inning.
Tech senior third baseman Reid Redman went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, a run scored and a stolen base in his final collegiate game. Redman batted .325 on the season, marking the second straight season hitting at least .320 for the Red Raiders.
McGruder went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and three RBI. McGruder stole second and third base during his final time on base in the eighth inning after reaching base on a hit-by-pitch. McGruder reached base safely in 50-of-53 games played this season.
McGruder's two stolen bases gives him 39 for the season and 90 for his career. He ranks second all-time in Texas Tech and Big 12 history in career stolen bases.
Junior left fielder Brennan Moore went 2-for-4 with two runs scored while notching his 11th multi-hit game of the season.
Junior reliever Shane Broyles pitched the final 1.1 innings of the game for Tech while posting two strikeouts and not allowing a base hit or a run scored. Broyles led the team this season with 23 appearances.
Eight Red Raiders played their final games at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park today as left-handed pitcher Scott Erzinger, left-handed pitcher Ben Flora, first baseman Stephen Hagen, outfielder Nick Hanslik, right-handed pitcher John Neely, third baseman Reid Redman, right-handed pitcher Brennan Stewart and catcher Kevin Whitehead were all recognized for their contributions to the Texas Tech program prior to today's game.