Black Team Wins Series with 8-3 Game-3 Victory
Oct. 30, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech baseball team's fall campaign came to a close following the Black Team's 8-3 victory over the Red Team in Game 3 of the annual Red & Black Series Tuesday at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. The Black Team won the series winning games one and three of the series.
Junior right-handed pitcher Trey Masek won his second game of the series with another dominating performance going five innings with four strikeouts while allowing two runs. Masek finished the series going 2-0 with a 2.22 ERA and collecting 10 strikeouts with just one walk.
Junior designated hitter Nick Gibert went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI, catcher Mason Randolph went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, right fielder Tyler Neslony added two hits, first baseman Eric Gutierrez went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI and freshman Zach Davis went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases to lead the Black squad.
Red Team starting pitcher Corey Taylor took the loss allowing six runs (4 ER) on 10 hits in five innings with one strikeout. Junior third baseman Jake Barrios went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and RBI to lead the Red Team at the plate.
The Black Team scored early and often with a run in the second and third innings before plating two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings while sealing the win with another two runs in the eighth.
Gibert drove in three of the Black Team's first six runs with two doubles and a single in the game's opening five frames.
With a 6-3 lead in the eighth, the Black Team added two runs on RBI singles from shortstop Tim Proudfoot and Gutierrez.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders close fall team practices and will now look forward to 2013 Opening Day scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15 against Northern Illinois at 6 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. For information on season tickets contact the Texas Tech ticket office at (806) 742-TECH or go online to www.TexasTech.com.
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