Gonzaga uses long ball to down Red Raiders 13-9 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/10/10

Gonzaga uses long ball to down Red Raiders 13-9

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX – Gonzaga blasted seven home runs including two each from Drew Heid and Andy Hunter en route to a 13-9 win over Texas Tech on Wednesday afternoon to end this two-game series in a 1-1 tie. 

The loss drops Texas Tech to 8-6 on the season while Gonzaga improves to 5-5. 

The Red Raiders fell behind early as Gonzaga built a 4-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first and second innings.  In what became the story of the afternoon, Tech clawed back in it with two runs in the fourth only to give up three more runs in the top of the fifth.

 Gonzaga scored 10 of its 13 runs on the afternoon by virtue of the long ball and that home run total ranks as the highest allowed by Texas Tech in over 10 years. 

Junior first baseman Stephen Hagen paced the Tech offense with a season-high three hits including a two-run home run in the fourth.

Redshirt freshman Scott Erzinger was tagged with the loss for Texas Tech as he surrendered four runs on six hits over two innings of work.  Tyler Olson (1-0) earned the win for Gonzaga after holding Tech to five runs on seven hits over five innings of work. 

Texas Tech will hit the road this weekend for a three-game series at No. 7 TCU.  First pitch on Friday at Lupton Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. 

                                                        R   H    E
Gonzaga      - 220    031    320  -   13  16   0
Texas Tech  - 000    230    400  -    9   14   1

WP = Tyler Olson (1-0)
LP = Scott Erzinger (0-1)
SV = Jeremy Stumetz (1)

GAME NOTES

  • Texas Tech falls to 8-6 on the season and to 8-3 at Dan Law Field. 
  • Gonzaga's 13-9 win is its first in the all-time series against the Red Raiders as Tech now leads 2-1.  The two-game series ended in a 1-1 tie as Tech won the opener 9-7 on Tuesday night.
  • Texas Tech allowed seven home runs on the afternoon and that is the highest total in over 10 years.  Prior to this afternoon, the most home runs Tech had allowed in a single game was six at New Mexico on Feb. 6, 2007.
  • Junior first baseman Stephen Hagen and senior outfielder Bonham  Hough each hit their second home runs of the year this afternoon.  Hagen added a season-high three hits and drove in a pair of runs.

Source: TTU

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