Scoring Early Not an Easy Indicator

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 27, 2014
TTUTexas Tech
Line Score
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
OU 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 X X 4 10 1
TTU 0 1 3 3 1 6 X X X 14 14 0
W - Moreno (3-5) 3.0 3 0 0 0 4
L - Garza (5-2) 3.0+ 8 7 6 2 0
S - N/A - - - - - -
Individual Leaders
TTU - Gutierrez 3 3 2 4 0 2
OU - Carpenter 3 2 2 1 0 1

LUBBOCK, Texas – The University of Oklahoma baseball team scored first in every game of the series, but was swept after a 14-4 loss at No. 21 Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon. The Sooners have dropped five in a row and are now 25-20 overall and 5-10 in the Big 12, while the Red Raiders improved to 35-13 and 11-7.

Oklahoma staged a two-out rally in the top of the second to claim the first lead of the day. Freshman designated hitter Austin O’Brien (Owasso, Okla.) walked, sophomore second baseman Kolbey Carpenter (Waco, Texas) singled and the two moved into scoring position on a double steal. Senior shortstop Hector Lorenzana (San Diego, Calif.) delivered both to the plate with a single to right-center.

Texas Tech answered with an unearned run in the bottom of the second and the Sooners were able to get it back with one in the third. Junior catcher Mac James (New Braunfels, Texas) hit a two-out double to right and scored on a single from sophomore first baseman Anthony Hermelyn (McKinney, Texas).

In the bottom of the third, the Red Raiders gained the lead on a three-run line drive home run to left by first baseman Eric Gutierrez.

Oklahoma tied the game, 4-4, in the top of the fourth on a solo home run by Carpenter.

Texas Tech went on top again in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run, bases loaded single by catcher Hunter Redman. The Red Raiders would add one more on a sacrifice-fly to push the lead to 7-4 and never look back.

Tech poured in six runs in the sixth inning to run-rule the Sooners.

Sophomore right-hander Ralph Garza Jr. (New Braunfels, Texas) made his first start of the season and went three-plus. He dropped to 5-2 on the season as he surrendered seven runs, six earned, on eight hits and two walks.

Left-hander Dylan Dusek pitched four innings in a no-decision. He allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk. The win went to right-hander Dominic Moreno (3-5) in a three-inning relief effort. He gave up three hits and struck out four.

Oklahoma collected 10 hits in the game and at least one in each of the first six innings. Carpenter went 2-for-3, while James and sophomore center fielder Craig Aikin (Coppell, Texas) each went 2-for-4.

Gutierrez went 2-for-3 on the day with four RBI, three runs and two home runs.

The Sooners are back at home on Tuesday night for a 6:00 pm game against Dallas Baptist at L. Dale Mitchell Park.



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