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Texas Tech Falls to Miami




May 23, 1998

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami pitcher Alex Santos scattered six hits over eight innings and outfielder German Alvarez hit two home runs to lead top-ranked Miami to a 13-0 win over Texas Tech, eliminating the Red Raiders from the Atlantic I Regional.

The day after South Carolina erased a six-run deficit in the final two innings to beat Tech 9-8, the Red Raiders managed only eight singles as the All-American Santos (14-1) and Hurricane reliever Alex Prendes combined to strike out 11 batters in the shutout. Texas Tech finished the 1998 campaign 44-20.

Miami (48-10) banged out 14 hits and got two homers from Alvarez and one each from shortstop Bobby Hill and designated hitter Pat Burrell. Alvarez hit two-run homers in the third and fourth innings.

Hill and Alvarez each drove in four runs and scored three times, while rightfielder Jason Michaels, first baseman Rick Saggese and catcher Russ Jacobson collected three hits apiece.

Tech starter Cade Allison (3-3) gave up seven hits and seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. Reliever Zach Stewart gave up six runs in three innings of work. The host Hurricanes, who had six extra-base hits, roughed up the Red Raiders for one run in the first inning, two in the third, four in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the seventh.

Tech reliever Joe Smith struck out four and did not allow a hit over the final 2 1/3 innings.



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