After starting the 2012 season 0-for-3 at the plate, Texas Tech first baseman Scott LeJeune has found his swing in the last two games and it has come at the expense of the Tennessee Tech pitching staff.
The junior, after going 3-for-4 in Tech's 9-5 win on Saturday night, matched that performance on Sunday in the Red Raiders (3-0) dominating 8-0 win against Tennessee Tech (1-3), once again at the expense of the Golden Eagles pitching staff.
Like the previous two games, the Red Raiders offense got off to a quick start after Barrett Barnes and Reid Redman both reached on back-to-back singles Scott LeJeune had an opportunity to get Tech on the board, and he delivered.
The junior first baseman blasted a ball into the outfield for a one-out single scoring Barnes from third base making it 1-0 Tech.
The Red Raiders would get one more on a Bo Altobelli sacrifice fly, as it was deep enough to allow Redman to tag from third.
With a 2-0 lead, Tech starting pitcher Rusty Shellhorn (1-0) threw it into cruise control and became the third straight Red Raider starting pitcher to go seven innings.
With Shellhorn shutting down the Golden Eagles, the Red Raider bats continued to take advantage of Tennessee Tech starting pitcher Jacob McWhirter.
McWhirter (0-1) only last three and one-third innings giving up six runs, all earned, on eight hits, walking two and striking out just one batter.
In the third inning the Red Raiders extended their lead as back-to-back singles from Redman and LeJeune got Tech in business, then Altobelli cleaned up with an RBI single making it 3-0 Tech.
The Red Raiders added three more runs in the fourth as Tim Proudfoot recorded his third straight game with a RBI as the freshman's single drove in Brennan Moore making it 4-0.
The scoring did not end there as LeJeune came through with his second double of the season driving in Proudfoot and Burleson extending the Red Raiders lead to 6-0.
While the Red Raider bats were firing on all cylinders, Shellhorn (1-0) was dominating the game allowing no runs on four hits in his seven innings of work. The junior also issued just one walk while striking out six.
Following a shaky outing from Jamen Parten, Trey Masek came in and allowed just one hit and struck out two in his one and one-third inning of work to close out the game.
Tech added some insurance in the bottom of the eighth inning with a RBI triple off the bat of Proudfoot, his second triple of his young career, driving in Moore making it 7-0. Proudfoot then scored on a wild pitch bringing the score to 8-0, which would be the final.
Tech is back in action at 2 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park as it takes on Missouri State in the final game of the Red Raider Classic.