Houston, Texas – The Red Raiders put a
finishing touch on the weekend by snapping a two-game losing streak with a 10-4
win to close out the 2012 Houston College Classic.
Texas Tech (9-3) took down the Houston Cougars on Sunday at Minute Maid Park racking up
10 runs on 15 hits forcing the Cougars (6-5) to run out six pitchers on the
had been having trouble with scoring runs on Friday and Saturday as they faced
off with two of the better teams in the country in No. 4 Rice and No. 7 Arkansas.
was a different story however as the Red Raiders scored eight of their runs in
the fourth and sixth innings as they batted around in both frames.
Lejeune got things started in the fourth hitting for Tech with a single to
right. Kevin Whitehead was used as a designated hitter on the afternoon even
though he came into the game 0-for-8 on the season.
Whitehead made Dan Spencer look like a genius as he went 3-for-3 on the day
including a ground-rule double that followed the Lejeune single.
Reid Redman walked, catcher Bo Altobelli hit one of his three singles on the
afternoon scoring Lejeune and Whitehead.
Bryant Burleson would double after a pitching change by the Cougars to give the
Red Raiders the 4-2 lead.
would tie the game up in the next inning as Red Raider starting pitcher Shane
Broyles was showing the effects of having to sit for half an hour as the Tech
offense batted around.
did not score in the fifth, but in the sixth inning, the Red Raiders got four
runs on four more hits, the biggest coming from freshman shortstop Tim
Proudfoot who doubled to left field plating left fielder Brennan Moore who
doubled to start the inning.
Red Raiders would get two more runs in the inning taking advantage of two
errors by the Cougars.
lead would sit at 8-4 and the Cougars would not be able to catch up as Texas
Tech added two more insurance runs to bring the final score to 10-4.
Masek came on in relief of Broyles and recorded the win for the Red Raiders,
while striking out six batters in four innings of shutout relief.
in a fit of irony, every Red Raider starter had a base hit with the exception
of the team's leading hitter Barrett Barnes.
did have an RBI on the afternoon however, so it was not a complete loss.
Red Raiders now head out to Tempe, Arizona to take on Arizona State on Tuesday
with first pitch set for 7:30 p.m.