Tech-UT: Longhorns Lead Early

By Glenn Tanner - April 13, 2007

Texas has jumped on Texas Tech and leads 4-1 in the middle of the third.

Whoops, update -- Brad Suttle just homered leading off the bottom of the third. 5-1 Texas.

The Longhorns got a single run in the first when Kyle Russell singled, stole second, and scored on Brad Suttle's single. They added three more in the second, thanks to the bottom of the lineup. Nick Peoples singled to lead off, and Preston Clark faked a bunt, then swung away and double off the left field fence to plate Peoples. After a walk and a sac bunt, Clark scored on a sac fly, then Chance Wheeless delivered an RBI infield single to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.

On the mound for Texas, James Russell cruised through the first two innings. He struck out the side on 12 pitches in the first, then stranded a runner with a called third strike to end the second. 8-9 hitters Doug Thennis and Jason Seefeld both touched him for singles to lead off the third, though. After another strikeout, Kyle Martin brought a run home when he hit an unplayable scorcher to third. Texas got out of the inning, however, on a strikeout (Russell's sixth) and a pickoff by Longhorn catcher Preston Clark.

A couple of interesting Tech notes...
Tonight was pitcher AJ Ramos's sixth start of the Big XII season. Two of his starts came against Kansas State -- he started Friday night and threw only one inning before the game was suspended because of storms, then started the second game of the series on Saturday.

By my count, Roger Kieschnick leads the Big XII with 32 extra-base hits (19 doubles, five triples, eight dingers). He got five of those in one game. Yes, five. On February 27 at New Mexico, Kieschnick went 5-for-5 with two homers, two doubles, and a triple.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 08:10 PM on April 13, 2007

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