Tech-UT: Texas Tees Off

By Glenn Tanner - April 13, 2007

The Longhorns have pounded Tech starter AJ Ramos and lead 7-2 after five innings.

Longhorn lefty James Russell has nine strikeouts through five innings. He has been particularly effective on the top of the Tech order -- the 1-2-3 hitters have fanned six times. Leadoff hitter Chris Hall is particularly hating life right now, as he has whiffed three straight times.

3-hole hitter Roger Kieschnick did get some revenge in the fifth, poking a fastball over the left field wall for his 10th homer of the season.

Texas got that run back almost immediately. Chance Wheeless led of the bottom of the inning with a double and moved to third when Kyle Russell fisted a Texas Leaguer over the second baseman. Russell perhaps should have been out a few seconds later when the Red Raiders attempted a hidden-ball trick, but none of the umpires saw it. Brad Suttle followed with his third hit of the game to score Wheeless, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Soon after, Russell Moldenhauer launched an RBI double off the center field wall, and the night was over for Ramos. Brian Cloud, who has a 14+ ERA in seven innings of work, came on to get the final two outs of the inning.

Ramos, who came into the game 7-1 with a 3.72 ERA, recorded only 12 outs and allowed seven runs on nine hits.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 09:01 PM on April 13, 2007

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