By: Anonymous on March 15, 2008 - 12:28pm - Add new comment
Just like yesterday, the Red Raiders take the early lead. Doug Thennis' bases-loaded single gives Tech a 1-0 lead.A&M came right back but ran itself out of a run-scoring situation. Tech pitcher Nate Karns walked leadoff batter Kyle Colligan and gave up a single to last night's hero Dane Carter. A double steal moved the runners up to second and third with no outs.
By: Anonymous on March 15, 2008 - 12:41pm - Add new comment
Tech still leads 1-0 through two innings but has wasted two bases-loaded opportunities.Thennis came through with one run in the first but Tech could get no more out of that one. In the seond, An error and two hit batters loaded the bases with two outs, but RBI machine Roger Kieschnick bounced out to second to end the threat.Tech can't afford to let too many of those go by and win this game.gw
By: Anonymous on March 15, 2008 - 12:55pm - Add new comment
A&M ties the game at 1 thanks to to a Blake Stouffer sacrifice fly.But that run was all due to Karns, who walked the leadoff batter for the third straight inning. He followed it by hitting Kyle Colligan, and a sac bunt by Dane Carter moved them into position for Stouffer, who came into the game hitting just .226.Karns escaped further damage, but Tech needs to get the offense going in a hurry.gw
By: Anonymous on March 15, 2008 - 1:19pm - Add new comment
The Tech coaching staff is counting on Nate Karns to be a No. 1 guy, but right now he doesn't even rank as one of Tech's top 5-6 pitchers.Karns gets the hook with one out in the fourth after A&M has taken a 3-1 lead and needed only one hit to do so. He issued his fourth straight leadoff walk and it's led to two runs, one on an RBI double by Cooper product Darby Brown and hit Kyle Colligan wtih the bases loaded.Tech then broke it open against Owen Brolsma on an RBI groundout by Dane Carter and a two-run single by Blake Stouffer to take a 6-1 lead.
By: Anonymous on March 15, 2008 - 1:44pm - Add new comment
Tech's pitching has completely taken it out of this game and we're just barely halfway thorugh.Owen Brolsma finished the fourth in relief of Nate Karns but was horrible in the fifth. He faced six batters and failed to record an out, hitting one, walking two, allowing two hits including an RBI single by Brodie Greene (.268 avg), and A&M scored two more when a grounder by nine-hole hitter Kevin Gonzalez (.227) with the bases loaded went through third baseman Doug Thennis' legs.
By: Anonymous on March 15, 2008 - 2:30pm - Add new comment
Sorry, was attending to some other business.We're through seven and the Aggies still lead 12-1. Cory Large has done a good job of settling the game down from a pitching standpoint, that is until now when he's loaded the bases with two outs on two singles and a hit batter. But he at least got Tech this far without further damage. Lorenzo Douglas shuts the door on the inningThe offense just can not respond. I guess it might be better to live to fight another day.12-1 A&M going to the eighth.
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 10:06am - Add new comment
Sorry, everybody, about abandoning the blog after about the eighth inning yesterday, but what more was there to say?Anyway, it's about an hour before the series finale and here are the lineups. However, there was a change that just happened in that sophomore Taylor Ashby was scratched due to headaches. In his place, Doug Thennis moves to left and James Leverton will DH.Texas Tech1. Chris Hall ss (.328/0.9)2. Joey Kenworthy 3b (.306/1/10)3. Jason Seefeld 1b (.356/2/15)4. Roger Kieschnick rf (.368/7/245. Doug Thennis lf (.258/2/12)
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 11:48am - 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.
By: Anonymous on March 16, 2008 - 12:02pm - 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