By: Anonymous on March 20, 2008 - 4:21pm - Add new comment
About 45 minutes before first pitch and some news has come out.Texas outfielder Kyle Russell will not start any of the three games this weekend against Texas Tech due to a strained neck muscle. He could be used as a pinch-hitter or in a limited role, but the coaches are trying to rest him and get him healthy, according to UT officials.Russell was struggling at the plate, however, hitting just .236 with a home run and seven RBIs. Last year he was one of the top hitters in the nation with 28 home runs and 71 RBIs.
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 9:05pm - Add new comment
Sorry, everyone. I thought I'd wrapped up before I left College Station to stay the night in Austin. How ironic I'm here and Tech's next league opponent is UT.Anyway, a good outing all around by Tech. Of course, the tone was set by Bettis, and you can see why the Tech staff was so adamant about not letting him get away to the pros. Even pitching-savvy A&M coach Rob Childress proclaimed Bettis will be "a special one" in the conference before all is said and done.
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 2:42pm - Add new comment
Both teams go 1-2-3 in the eighth as we head to the top of the ninth Tech up 8-2.If you want a little bit of hope, remember this. Tech won the Sunday game in 2004 after losing the first two, and that team went on to finish third in the conference and make the NCAA regionals.If Ramos and Karns can come back and pitch like Bettis did today (61/3 innings, two earned runs, seven hits, a walk, five strikeouts) then those prospects look pretty good.gw
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 2:30pm - Add new comment
Chad Bettis gave up a pair of soft hits and got the first out of the seventh before being replaced by Zach Stewart.Stewart walked the first guy he faced but got Brooks Raley on an RBI fielder's choice and Dane Carter on a deep fly to right that Roger Kieschnick caught at the wall.Tech leads 8-2 going to the eighth.gw
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 2:01pm - Add new comment
A&M finally got to Bettis in the bottom of the sixth on a one-out double by Kyle Colligan and an RBI single by Brooks Raley.Bettis then gave up the first two walks he's allowed all day around a strikeout of Blake Stouffer, and escaped further damage by getting Luke Anders on a grounder to first.But what lessened the damage was a two-run home run by Roger Kieschnick in the top of the inning. It's his eighth on the season and justifies the five intentional walks he's gotten in the series.Tech leads 8-1 going to the seventh.gw
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 1:37pm - Add new comment
Bettis allowed a leadoff walk to Duran to open the fifth but retired the next three to keep the lead at 6-0.Sorry to those listening on the radio. I do tend to get a little loud when talking on the phone. And, Hyatt, I'll quiet down when you get some talent.gw
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 1:21pm - Add new comment
Tech pushes it to 6-0 on a one-out RBI double to the right-center field wall by Jason Seefeld. But Tech left the bases loaded, stranding a total of eight through four innings.If not for the effort of Bettis, that would come back to hurt the Red Raiders. Bettis has dominated the Aggies so far, allowing just one hit, retiring the side in order in three of the four innings and sitting down the last eight batters he's faced.Going to the fifth Tech up 6-0.gw
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 1:02pm - Add new comment
A&M goes quietly in the third inning as Tech still leads 5-0.But we have a celebrity sighting as Texas A&M women's basketball coach Gary Blair, well known in West Texas, stopped by to say hi to the Tech radio booth. Blair just returned from Kansas City where he led the Aggie women's basketball team to the Big 12 Tournament title. He told me to say high to Burle Pettite, Jim Douglass and all his other friends.gw
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 12:48pm - Add new comment
Tech pushes its lead to 3-0 in the third. Roger Kieschnick got his first hit of the series on a bloop single to short right-center, and came home when Doug Thennis crushed a one-hop double to the wall in right-center.A&M coach Rob Childress comes out and has the hook on Migl in favor of sophomore Carson Middleton. Childress told me earlier in the week that Middleton has been one of the more pleasant surprises to the stafff in 2008, but he just walked Monk Kreder on four pitches and hit Tanner Rindels to load the bases.