The loss drops Texas Tech to 21-16 on the season while Dallas Baptist improves to 31-15.
Dallas Baptist jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom half of the first as Ryan Goins dropped a two-run homer over the left field wall. Goins' two-run blast was set up by a fielding error by Tech second baseman Willie Rueda who allowed leadoff hitter Ryan Enos to reach on a misplayed ground ball.
Texas Tech struck back in the top of the second when senior first baseman Jason Seefeld led off the inning with a solo home run to left field. The home run was his 10th of the season.
Goins came up big again for the Patriots in the second when he blasted a three-run home run over the fence in left- center field to extend the DBU lead to 5-1.
The Patriots put the game out of reach early as they took a 10-1 lead by scoring five runs in the bottom half of the third. Clay Kelly drove in a pair of runs as he delivered a two-RBI single through the right side as Tech had its infield drawn in to try and prevent any further damage in the inning. A routine fly ball to center field should have ended the inning for DBU, but the ball fell out of the glove of Tanner Rindels and that allowed Kelly to score from first and gave the Patriots the nine run lead.
The Red Raiders plated a pair of runs in the fifth to cut the DBU lead to seven at 11-4. Chris Hall, Rueda and Doug Thennis all doubled in the inning to account for the scoring.
The Patriots plated three more runs in the sixth to take a 15-4 lead before the Red Raiders mounted a small rally in the seventh. An RBI triple by Rueda and an RBI double by Joey Kenworthy ended up plating two of what turned out to be three runs for Tech in the top of the seventh inning as they closed the gap to eight runs (15-7).
R H E
Texas Tech 010 120 300 7 10 2
Dallas Baptist 235 113 10x 16 18 0
WP = Jared Stafford (2-0)
LP = Russ Fornea (3-4)
SV = None
(COURTESY: TEXAS TECH)