Missouri Sends Texas Tech To Elimination Bracket|
May 27, 2005
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Missouri right-hander Max Scherzer held Tech to just one run on three hits to help lead the Tigers to a 10-1 win over Texas Tech on Thursday night in the second winner's bracket game at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament at Bricktown Ballpark.
Missouri (39-19) didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard as the Tigers plated three runs in the top of the first inning. The Tigers got back-to-back hits to start the game while James Boone added a sacrifice fly and Lee Priday an RBI double.
Texas Tech (34-24) got its first base hit off of Missouri ace Max Scherzer in the bottom of the third, ending a stretch of 9 1/3 innings. Scherzer was part of a two man no-hitter against the Red Raider back on April 1.
The Red Raiders finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth when senior shortstop Cameron Blair hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to left that scored Joey Callender. Callender and Fuller led off the inning with back-to-back hits and Cooper Fouts walked to load the bases.
Missouri scored four runs over the final four innings to shut the door on the Red Raiders 10-1. Brian Wyatt was charged with the loss for Texas Tech and fell to 5-6 while Scherzer earned the win for Missouri and improved to 9-3. He finished with eight strikeouts and held Tech to one run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Texas Tech will face the fifth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers in an elimination game on Friday evening at 7 p.m. The Huskers survived an elimination game earlier today by posting a 6-3 win over Oklahoma.