May 10, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Texas Tech completed the season series sweep with a 15-4 win over the New Mexico baseball team at Isotopes Park this afternoon. The Lobos, now 28-21 overall, have lost eight straight to the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech jumped out in front early, scoring three runs on five hits and four walks surrendered by freshman Jordan Salazar, who made his first collegiate start today. Senior Darren Coltrinari, who hadn't made an appearance since March 10 due to a shoulder injury, relieved Salazar to start the third. After a leadoff walk and a RBI double, Coltrinari settled into rhythm and retired the next six straight batters.
Catcher Tyler Reves welcomed freshman Drew Kendrick to the game in the fifth, homering to left field. Two more runs crossed the plate for the Red Raider in the inning, pushing their lead to 7-0.
Junior center fielder Matt Foote broke Texas Tech's no-hitter in the fifth, beating out a grounder toward short. One inning later junior first baseman Daniel Stovall doubled to left center with two outs and scored on a single from sophomore third baseman Ian Hollick.
Down 15-1 heading into the ninth, freshman right fielder Dane Hamilton scored on a double to the hill from senior shortstop Ryan Barba. Senior Brandon Bingham, who pinch hit from freshman catcher Zach Arnett and reached with a single off the pitcher, scored from third on a groundout to first by sophomore second baseman Jordan Pacheco. With two outs, junior left fielder Jay Russell single through the left side, adding the final Lobo run.
Barba amd Hollick led New Mexico, going 2-for-4 with a RBI. Barba also scored one of UNM's four runs. Five Red Raiders recorded three hits, including center fielder Brian Capps, who drove in five runs and scored four.
Salazar suffered the loss for UNM, falling to 0-1 after allowing five hits, three runs, four walks and a strikeout in 2 innings. AJ Ramos earned the win, allowing just one walk with a strikeout in 3 innings.
The Lobos return to the field this weekend for a three-game series at UNLV. Friday's game is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. PT.