Red Raiders Win Series Against La Salle

Staff Writer for RaiderPower.com
Posted Mar 4, 2013


With a 7-0 victory on Sunday Red Raider baseball won the series agains the Explorers.

The Red Raiders reeled in its second consecutive win on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the visiting La Salle Explorers, 7-0, in the series finale as the Texas Tech clinched the series in front of 2,419 fans in attendance.

 

Matt Withrow (2-1) was absolutely dealing for Texas Tech as the freshman fanned eight batters, allowing no runs through seven innings of work.

 

After Masek’s performance on Saturday night, Withrow talked about trying to duplicate that effort.

 

“It’s really a good push,” Withrow said. “You look up to Trey and I really try to be like him so go out there and try to do your best. It was a good day today,”

 

The Texas Tech (7-5) offense once again did not get a whole lot going in the series finale but they drew six walks, plated seven runs, and accumulated six hits, which was enough for the victory.

 

Offensively, Tech was led by Devon Conley (2 for 4, 3 RBI) as he set the tone for Texas Tech in the third inning as he powered a double to right field, plating both Zach Davis and Jake Barrios to give Tech an early 2-0 lead.

 

The Red Raiders were then able to extend their lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning on a Tim Proudfoot (1 for 4, 2 RBI) triple off the wall in left center field, scoring Jarrard Poteete who lead off the inning with a walk.

 

Tech was not done yet as they put up another run on the board in the fifth inning on a Tim Proudfoot ground out to third base. Burleson trotted in to score after he advanced to third on two crucial mistakes by La Salle Catcher Ryan Welling.

 

The Red Raiders then added two insurance runs in the eighth inning as Jake Barrios skied one to center field, which fell in for a two RBI double as both Gutierrez and Davis came into score. That extended the lead to 7-0.

 

Tech head coach Tim Tadlock talked about taking the series against La Salle.

 

“Well, I mean, we want to win everyday and obviously to win series’ and more than anything it was really disappointing on Friday and hopefully our guys will learn from it. We played pretty good the last couple of days.”

 

With the win, Texas Tech improves to 7-5 while La Salle drops to 2-5 on the season. The Red Raiders will travel to Tucson, Arizona to face the defending national champion Arizona Wildcats in a two game midweek set on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

“It’ really going to be fun. Our guys are looking forward to it and we’re going to get to play a game on Tuesday night and I think a game on Wednesday afternoon and we’re really looking forward to it,” Coach Tadlock said. “We’ll have a chance to run a couple guys out there. Again, we’ll get to see a couple more guys as starters and should have a full bullpen. It should be a really good challenge for our guys.”

 

First pitch on Tuesday at Corbett Field is set for 7 p.m. CST while the matinee game on Wednesday is slated for 2 p.m. CST.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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