Red Team Evens Series with 7-5 Win in Game 2
Oct. 29, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - A five-run second inning sparked the Red Team in a 7-5 victory over the Black Team while evening the series in the annual Texas Tech baseball Red & Black Series on Monday, Oct. 29 at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Dominic Moreno (1-0) set the tone for the Red Team while earning the win pitching four innings with three strikeouts. He allowed one run on three hits in the victory.
The Red Team sent 10 batters to the plate in the second inning with five base hits - including a two-run single from sophomore third baseman Bryant Burleson - to give the Red Team a 5-0 advantage.
Freshman right-handed pitcher Matt Withrow (0-1) suffered the loss going 1.1 innings with one strikeout while giving up five runs (all earned) on five hits with three walks.
The Black Team made it interesting late with three runs in the sixth and with a run in the eighth to cut the Red Team's lead to 7-5.
In the ninth, Red Team junior right-handed pitcher Heath Herrington battled out of a jam when two walks and a fielding error loaded the bases with nobody out. Herrington ended the game with two strikeouts and a fly out to right field to give the Red Team the victory and to record the save.
Designated hitter Wade Stramp (2-for-3, run, walk, stolen bases) and catcher Jarrard Poteete (2-for-4, run) had multi-hit games while center fielder Brett Bell scored a run and had two RBI to lead the way for the Red squad.
The Black Team was paced offensively by center fielder Devon Conley's 3-for-5 performance, which included two triples a stolen base and RBI. Catcher Mason Randolph went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk and freshman second baseman Alec Humphreys went 2-for-5 with a run, double and RBI. Senior right fielder Brennan Moore reached base safely in four of five plate appearances with two walks, a hit-by-pitch, RBI and a stolen base.
Freshman right-handed reliever Justin Bethard pitched four relief innings for the Black Team while allowing just one run on three hits with three strikeouts and didn't allow a walk.
The Red & Black Series finale - Game 3 - is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30 with a 3 p.m. first pitch at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Admission is free.
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