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5/16/10

Baylor halts tech on senior day

Lubbock, TX - Baylor scored nine runs in fifth and sixth innings en route to a 12-5 series-clinching win over Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon in front of 3,322 fans at Dan Law Field.

The series loss to Baylor was its first at home to the Bears since the 1998 season and snapped a streak of five consecutive Big 12 series wins for the Red Raiders.

After Baylor staked a 2-0 lead in the top half of the second inning, the Red Raiders came firing back in the bottom of the third.  Junior third baseman Nick Popescu drove a two-out, two RBI double to left center field and that helped cap a three-run inning that gave the Red Raiders a 3-2 lead.

With the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, Tech head coach Dan Spencer elected to go with junior right-hander Chad Bettis to get the Red Raiders out of the jam.  Bettis, however, wasn't able to get that third out in time as Baylor catcher Gregg Glime blasted a grand slam home run over the right field wall that gave the Bears a 6-3 lead.

Baylor blew the game open in the top of the sixth with a five-run outburst that included a three-run home run from freshman first baseman Max Muncy. 

Junior left-hander Jay Johnson took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits and six walks over 4 2/3 innings.  Baylor Josh Turley (4-0) earned the win after holding Tech to two runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings of relief.

Texas Tech will close out the regular-season next weekend with a three-game series on the road at Nebraska.  First pitch on Friday is set for 6:35 p.m. at Haymarket Park.

 

                                                                                                      R     H     E

Baylor                        020       045       010                               12   16   1

Texas Tech              003       000       110                               5      10   0

WP = Josh Turley (4-0)

LP = Jay Johnson (3-4)

SV = None

 

GAME NOTES

  • Texas Tech now stands at 27-24 overall and 13-11 in Big 12 Conference play.
  • Today's game marked the 142nd all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Baylor.  Despite today's loss, the Red Raiders hold a 74-68 lead in the all-time series.
  • Baylor claimed its first series win at Dan Law Field today since the 1998 season.  The Bears won the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday and then clinched the series with a 16-5 win today.
  • The series loss to Baylor snapped a string of five consecutive Big 12 series wins for the Red Raiders dating back to the Kansas State series.
  • Junior right-hander Chad Bettis and junior left-hander Jay Johnson were ejected in the sixth inning.

Sophomore designated hitter Scott LeJeune extended his hit streak to 14 games with an RBI single in the third inning. The 14-game streak is the longest by any Tech player

Source: TTU

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