Tech pitching dominates in victory over no. 18 St. John's

Provided by Texas Tech Athletics:

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech junior right-handed pitcher Shane Broyles led the Red Raiders to a 5-2 victory over No. 18 St. John's on Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

Texas Tech (6-1) picked up its second win over the Red Storm (2-4) on the third day of the third-annual Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic. Tech now has three victories this season over nationally-ranked opponents.

Broyles (2-0) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and finished the game going 7.2 innings allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks allowed. In fact, Broyles' two runs allowed were the final two batters he faced.

St. John's starting pitcher Matt Carasiti (0-1) took the loss going three innings allowing two runs on three hits while allowing five walks.

The Red Raiders scored in the first inning when Scott LeJeune recorded his 100th career RBI with a sacrifice fly to score Jamodrick McGruder, who led off the bottom of the first with a walk.

After a run in the third inning gave Tech a 2-0 lead, the Red Raiders added three runs in the seventh inning which included triples from pinch hitter Stephen Hagen and McGruder and RBI singles from Tim Proudfoot and Barrett Barnes.

Barnes tallied his 40th career multi-hit game going 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI.

Tech reliever Trey Masek pitched the final 1.1 innings in relief of Broyles where he allowed just one hit and struck out three batters. Masek struck out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth inning.

Texas Tech will play Sunday evening at 5 p.m. against Northern Illinois at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.