No. 23 Tech Shuts Out No. 3 Miami - Advances to Regional Finals|
June 1, 2014
MIAMI, Fla. - Freshman left-handed pitcher Dylan Dusek led No. 23 Texas Tech to a 3-0 shutout over No. 3 Miami (Fla.) on Saturday evening at Alex Rodriguez Park - Mark Light Field while the win advanced Tech into to the NCAA Coral Gables Regional Tournament finals on Sunday evening.
The shutout was the first-ever by Texas Tech (42-18) in 35 all-time NCAA Tournament games. It was the first time the Hurricanes (42-18) had been shutout in the NCAA Tournament since 1995. In addition, Dusek became the first Red Raider freshman pitcher in school history to start for Tech in an NCAA Tournament game.
Dusek (7-0) pitched a season-high eight innings allowing just four base hits with one walk and three strikeouts while matching a season-high 103 pitches (67 strikes). It marked his sixth scoreless start of the season while Tech is now 12-1 during his 13 starts.
Junior right-handed pitcher Corey Taylor earned his second save of the season combining with Dusek on the shutout while pitching the ninth inning and allowing a pair of hits and recording three fly outs.
Miami starting pitcher Chris Diaz (9-1) suffered his first loss of the season going 7.1 innings allowing three runs on five hits with six strikeouts and three walks allowed.
Dusek dominated the remainder of the game retiring 13-of-14 batters from the fourth-to-seventh inning. Dusek held Miami to 1-of-9 batting with two outs and 1-of-9 batting with runners in scoring position.
Six Red Raiders finished with base hits while no Tech player had multiple hits. The Red Raiders and `Canes both finished with six base hits.
Tech added an insurance run in the eighth inning when freshman outfielder Stephen Smith led off the inning with an infield hit and later scored on sophomore first baseman Eric Gutierrez' RBI single with one out to left field.
Texas Tech will play the winner of the elimination game between Miami and Bethune-Cookman, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.m. ET at Alex Rodriguez Field at Mark Light Field. The Red Raiders and the winner of Miami/Bethune-Cookman will play at 7 p.m. ET. in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional championship game.