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Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Tech




May 15, 2010

BAYLOR 6, TEXAS TECH 2
Box Score | Series Highlights
  1
2
3
4 5
6 7 8 9 R
H
E
0
0
2
0
0
1
3
0
0
6
14
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
5
3

Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
W - Verrett (5-3)
7.0
4
2
1
2
6
L - Flora (3-1)
3.0
6
2
2
2
2

Batting Leaders
AB
H RBI R
BB
HR
BU - Vick
5
3
0
2
0
0
BU - Hainsfurther
4
3
1
2
1
0
TTU - Barnes
3
2
0
1
1
0

Notes: Logan Verrett worked 7.0 innings or more for the fifth consecutive start ... Verrett has worked into the seventh inning in 10 of 11 starts this season, and he has recorded at least six strikeouts in six consecutive and nine of his last 10 games ... The Bears' 12-day layoff between games was Baylor's longest since a going 12 days without playing a game during the 1999 season ... Joey Hainsfurther (five games) and Logan Vick (four games) both extended hitting streaks ... Dan Evatt's stolen base in the first inning was his first steal in 66 career games ... The Bears won a game on a turf infield for the first time since May 17, 2008 at Texas Tech, snapping a six-game losing streak in such games ... Baylor also snapped a six-game losing streak in road games ... Baylor improved to 69-71 in the all-time series with Texas Tech, including a 22-44 mark in games played in Lubbock and a 22-30 record during the Steve Smith era.

 
TEXAS TECH 5, BAYLOR 3
Box Score | Series Highlights
  1
2
3
4 5
6 7 8 9 R
H
E
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
3
9
1
2
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
X
5
10
1

Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
W - Doran (5-2)
6.0
6
3
1
0
1
L - Tolleson (2-6)
6.0
8
4
3
1
5
S - Bettis (10)
3.0
3
0
0
2
2

Batting Leaders
AB
H
RBI
R
BB
HR
BU - Towey 4
2
1
1
0
0
BU - Campbell
4
2
1
0
0
0
TTU - Barnes
3
2
2
3
1
1


Notes:
Logan Vick extended his hitting streak to five games, while Joey Hainsfurther's five-game streak was snapped ... Vick drew his 46th walk of the season, moving him into a tie with Luke Prestridge (1977) and Burl Coker (1978) for the eighth-most in a single season in program history ... Baylor is now 69-72 in the all-time series with Texas Tech, including a 22-45 mark in games played in Lubbock and a 22-31 record during the Steve Smith era.

LUBBOCK, Texas - Baylor got a strong effort from Logan Verrett to win game one, but Texas Tech's Bobby Doran answered with a solid outing of his own in game two, as the teams split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field.

Game One: Baylor 6, Texas Tech 2
Verrett held Texas Tech to two runs - one of which was earned - on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 7.0 innings to lead Baylor past Texas Tech 6-2 in the series opener.

Baylor took a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Logan Vick reached on an infield single, Joey Hainsfurther drove him in with a RBI single and Gregg Glime knocked a two-out RBI double down the left-field line.

The Red Raiders cut the Baylor lead in half with an unearned run in the bottom half of the inning on Jamodrick McGruder's fielder's choice groundout, but that started a string of 11 consecutive batters retired by Verrett.

Cal Towey led off the fourth with a single that ended Texas Tech starter Ben Flora's day. Flora (3-1) took his first loss of the season after allowing two runs on six hits in 3.0 innings of work.

Baylor added a crucial insurance run in the sixth. Max Muncy led off with a single, Raynor Campbell reached on an infield single, and Towey extended the Bears' lead to 3-1 when he showed bunt, pulled the bat back and slapped a RBI single into right field.

The Bears extended their lead to 6-1 with three runs in the seventh on two hits, two errors and two wild pitches.

Verrett allowed his only earned run of the day when Barrett Barnes led off the seventh with a double and came around to score two outs later on a wild pitch, but he got through the inning without further damage.

Verrett struck out Taylor Ashby leading off the eighth for his sixth strikeout of the day, but Ashby reached base on a wild pitch, and Josh Turley was called on from the bullpen. Turley allowed just one hit over the final 2.0 innings, securing the win for Verrett, who improved to 5-3 on the year.

Vick and Hainsfurther each had three hits, a double and two runs scored, while Campbell and Towey added two hits apiece for the Bears. Barnes went 2-for-3 with a walk to lead the Red Raiders at the plate.

Game Two: Texas Tech 5, Baylor 3
Doran held the Bears to one earned run on six hits in 6.0 innings, and Chad Bettis stranded five baserunners over the last 3.0 innings to close out a 5-3 Texas Tech win in game two.

With the win, Texas Tech (27-23, 13-10 Big 12) evened the series, while Baylor (26-21, 8-13 Big 12) missed out on its first of two chances to clinch a series win in Lubbock for the first time since 1998.

The Bears nearly took the lead in the first when Brooks Pinckard tripled with one out, but he was thrown out on a close plate at the plate when he tried to score on Joey Hainsfurther's grounder to third base.

Tech took advantage and jumped out to an early lead in the bottom half of the first when Joey Kenworthy singled and Barnes followed with a two-run homer to right-center field, but Shawn Tolleson retired the next eight batters to keep the game close.

Baylor again came up just short in the third after Vick and Pinckard reached on two-out singles, and Hainsfurther hit a grounder that looked like it would get through the right side, but slowed down on the infield turf.

The Red Raiders extended their lead to 4-0 when two runs in the fourth. With one out and the bases loaded, Nick Popescu singled off Tolleson's leg, and Tolleson's throw to first bounced away from Muncy allowing Michael Reed to score an unearned run.

The Bears finally broke through in the sixth when Towey drove in Hainsfurther with a RBI triple, and Muncy cut the Baylor deficit to 4-2 with a RBI groundout.

Doran's day came to an end when Kenton Gedwed led off the seventh with a single. Bettis came on in relief and allowed a RBI single to Raynor Campbell, but got the next three batters to keep Texas Tech in front 4-3. Doran (5-2) picked up the win by allowing three runs - one of which was earned - on six hits and no walks with one strikeout in 6.0 innings.

Tolleson (2-6) took the loss after allowing three earned runs on eight hits with one walk and five strikeouts in 6.0 innings.

Tech added an insurance run in the seventh when Barnes hit a two-out double off of Jon Ringenberg and came around to score on Reed's RBI single.

Baylor threatened to tie the game by putting two runners in scoring position with two outs in both the eighth and ninth innings, but Gedwed was caught looking to end the eighth and Hainsfurther grounded out to end the game.

The Bears and Red Raiders conclude their series with Sunday's rubber game at 1 p.m. Craig Fritsch is scheduled to start on the mound for Baylor against Texas Tech's Jay Johnson.


 

 

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