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Texas Tech took out two weeks of offensive frustration on Kansas State this afternoon as the Red Raiders snapped an eight-game losing skid with a 19-4 win over the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field. The game was called after the seventh inning due to the Big 12 run-rule policy on travel day.
The win puts to bed an eight-game
losing skid and eight-game Big 12 losing streak as the Red Raiders improve to
18-23 and 5-13 in league play.
Junior right fielder Roger Kieschnick came in to today’s game with only five RBIs in conference play and ended the day doubling that total as he went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and a home run. Doug Thennis and Monk Kreder also added three hits on the day as the Red Raiders tallied a combined 19 on the afternoon.
The game was over from the very beginning as the Red Raiders stormed out to a 9-0 lead in the bottom half of the first inning. Tech saw three different Wildcat pitchers in the frame and pounded out seven hits. Kreder delivered the biggest hit of the inning as he blasted a two-run double off the center field wall.
Texas Tech tacked on two runs in the second and three in the third to build a 14-0 lead after three innings of play.
The Red Raiders answered the Wildcat run in the bottom half of the fifth as Tech extended its lead to 19-1 with five runs. Kieschnick picked up his 12th home run of the season in the frame as he laced a three-run blast over the left field wall.
Chase Bayuk (1-4) suffered the loss
Texas Tech returns to action on
Tuesday night as the Red Raiders will host the New Mexico State Aggies in a
single game beginning at 6:05 p.m. Tech
will travel to