Diamond Breakdown: Tech 9, Tennessee Tech 5

The Red Raiders continue the good times with another win getting one against the Golden Eagles, here are some notes and bits of info from that win.

* Texas Tech took down Tennessee Tech in a beating winning 9-5 on Saturday at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park


* The games attendance was 2,461, and the game took two hours and 36 minutes to complete


* With the win the Red Raiders improve to 2-0 on the season while Tennessee Tech falls to 1-2 on the season


* Shane Broyles marked the second straight starter for the Red Raiders to go seven innings deep in a game and get the win


* That marks the first time since 1999 when two Tech pitchers went more than seven innings each in back-to-back games to open the season.


* Broyles finished the game going 7.1 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 6 K, 0 BB – (78 pitches,  58 strikes)


* Ben Flora came into the game in relief of Broyles, did not record an out but it did mark his 62nd career appearance, which is good for eighth all-time.


* 7.1 is the most by a Red Raider in a starting debut since Trey Masek last season when he did it against Iowa on March 12 going 7.2 innings pitched


* While his counterpart wasn't as lucky as Matthew Shepherd made it only 4.0 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO


* The Red Raiders for the second straight game jumped all over their opponent in the first inning getting three runs on four hits


* Barrett Barnes contributed to the cause in the fourth inning with a three-run bomb over the left field wall, marking his first home run of the season.


* Ironically Barne's first home run of last season also came on February 18 against Western Michigan in the season opener, the last time he homered in a game was against Oklahoma State on May 21


* Barnes finished the game going 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs, 2 R and 1 SO


* Scott LeJeune recorded his 16th career three-hit game in the eighth inning when he ripped a double to dead center field


* LeJeune finished the game going 3-for-4 with 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB


* Tim Proudfoot and Brennan Moore both recorded their first multi-hit games in their Red Raider careers


* Tech will be back in action tomorrow in a double-header against Tennessee Tech at 10 a.m. and Missouri State at 2 p.m. to put a wrap on the Red Raider Classic.



Final Box


TEAM                         1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9          R  H  E


Tennessee Tech       0  0  0  2  0  0  0  3  0                       5  6  1

Texas Tech               3  0  0  4  0 1  1  0  X                        9  14  1


WP: Shane Broyles (1-0)

LP: Matthew Shepherd (0-1)


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