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