Diamond Breakdown: Tech Sweeps Doubleheader

Red Raiders were able to beat No. 18 St. John's and Northern Illinois on Sunday as a part of a doubleheader. Here are some notes and bits of info from that sweep.

* The Red Raiders swept the doubleheader on Sunday beating No. 18 St. John's 5-2 and pounding Northern Illinois 10-4


* Game 1 Attendance: 2,779

* Game 2 Attendance: 2,795


* Texas Tech improves to 7-1 on the season, St. John's falls to 2-4 and Northern Illinois falls to 0-6 on the 2012 campaign


* The 7-1 start is the best since starting 8-1 last season before dropping four games in a row


* Scott LeJeune recorded his 100th career RBI in the game against St. John's on a sacrifice fly scoring Jamodrick McGruder from third base. LeJeune accomplished this in 118 games making him the sixth fastest player in the past decade to reach that mark


* Tech used just four pitchers in both of its wins


* Shane Broyles went 7.2 IP giving up 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB and 3 K against St. John's. Broyles is now 2-0 on the season and has given up seven runs in 15 innings of work and struck out nine and allowed two walks


* Rusty Shellhorn also improved to 2-0 on the season. Shellhorn went 6.0 IP, giving up 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. Those were the first runs that Shellhorn has allowed all season. Now overall Shellhorn in 13 innings of work he has given up 12 hits, four runs, three earned runs and has struck out 13 and walked just three


* Trey Masek and Jamen Parten both came in and gave up no runs in their innings of relief work for the Red Raiders


* In Game 2, the bats were definitely working. Tech scored runs in every inning except for the fifth, seventh and eighth. In the second, third and fourth inning Tech scored five runs, all coming on the long ball. Barnes, Redman and Altobelli went deep.


* Barnes hit his third home run of the season, and 27th of his career, Altobelli his first home run of the season and Redman recorded his first home run of his career. It is the first time Tech has hit three home runs in a game since May 2, 2010 when the Red Raiders hit six against Missouri


* McGruder stole his eighth base of the season and he got caught once, but he now as 59 swipes in his career as a Red Raider tying him for sixth all time with Willie Rueda (2006-2009). Next on the list will be getting to 73, which Kent Blassingame (1991-1992) and Clint Bryant (1993-1996) are tied for fourth all-time.


* Freshman Tim Proudfoot's hitting streak came to an end at 7 games with his 0-for-4 showing in the back end of the doubleheader


* Tech will face Northern Illinois on Monday to close out the 2012 Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. and David Paiz will take the hill for the Red Raiders.




Team                          1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9          R  H  E


No. 18 St. John's       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0           2  5  0

Texas Tech               1  0  1  0  0  0  3  0  X           5  7  0


WP: Shane Broyles (2-0)

LP: Matt Carasiti      (0-1)

SV: None




Team                           1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9           R   H  E


Northern Illinois     3  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0           4     8   2

Texas Tech               4  2  1  2  0  1  0  0  X           10 15  2


WP: Rusty Shellhorn (2-0)

LP:  Tom Barry  (0-2)

SV: Parten (1)



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