Red Raiders fall to Northwestern 12-7

Texas Tech's rally falls short against Northwestern.

I am master of the obvious.

When Texas Tech lets the other team score more runs than we do, that means we usually lose. Tech gave up 12 runs on 19 hits.

I don't have a preoccupation with weather technology and prognostication.

It was cold. I know a certain local forecaster that promised 55 degrees and sunny. It was 35 and overcast. Close, but hey it's the 21st century and we all know Doppler-Nexrad-Stormtrack technology hasn't advanced all that much since 1998. So we will let it slide this time. I do not know if I can state the same for Red Raider pitching.

Hit the highlights would you!

Texas Tech fought back to overcome a tenacious pitching performance from Northwestern Wildcat starter Dan Schwartz, finally breaking up his no hitter in the 7th inning. Training 8-0, Tech drew a walk and a base on a Wildcat throwing error. The Red Raiders got their first hit from Geoff Byrnes, as he loaded the bases on a single. The next pitch Lubbock native Taylor Ashby doubled, scoring two. Chris Hall cut the Wildcat lead in half and chased Schwartz from the game on a 2 RBI single to center field.

In the 8th inning, Roger Kieschnick doubled to lead off followed by a Kyle Martin walk. A balk advanced both of the runners into scoring position and then Kieschnick scored on a wild pitch. Matt Smith then smashed a towering shot over the right field wall, and Tech was only trailed by 1. But the Red Raiders could not complete the comeback, and fell to Northwestern 12-7.

Kudos from the cheap seats:

The young gentleman (about 65yrs old) that offered to put me up in his (Rip Griffin) box for the game was class! God I love Lubbock people! I had to refuse due to journalistic integrity and stupidity. Do they sell cold remedy at the Rip?

Senior pitcher Trey Schurr showed flashes of brilliance by pitching his way out of jam in the top of the 4th and throwing two more scoreless innings. He gave up some runs in the 7th, but he had good stuff.

The trip to Negative town:

The loss says it all. Tech has had to play from behind in every game this season. Let's grab a lead and close it out.

Red Raider fans, please come on out this weekend. We need some rowdy people at the "Law" to let this team know we are behind them. I hear the weather will be nice.

Final Out:

One more thing; bring a parka, bathing suit, toothpick, and a band aid. The Parka is for the cold, the bathing suit is for when the sun comes out, and the toothpick is for the hotdogs. The band aid is for Texas Tech pitching.

On Deck

Northwestern Wildcats
Saturday 2pm
Dan Law Field

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