No. 21 Texas Tech Rallies For 14-10 Win Over UC Irvine
March 12, 2005
LOS ANGELES - The No. 21 Texas Tech Raiders rallied from an eight-run deficit to register a 14-10 win over the UC Irvine Anteaters in day two action at the 2005 Public Storage Baseball Classic at Dedeaux Field. The Red Raiders took advantage of three UCI errors to ignite a nine-run sixth inning as the offense accounted for a total of 22 hits on the afternoon.
Joseph Callender went 5-for-6 with two doubles and four RBI for the Red Raiders (15-4), which are ranked No. 21 by ESPN/USA Today Sports Weekly and No. 23 by Baseball America. Shortstop Cameron Blair went 4-for-6 with one RBI while second baseman Carey Avants and left fielder Chris Williams had three hits each.
Zack Butler (3-0) earned the win for Texas Tech with 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief while Michael Koehler (1-3) took the loss for UC Irvine (10-8), giving up four runs (one earned) in two-thirds of an inning. UCI starter Justin Cassel went five innings, allowing three runs on nine hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.
UC Irvine (10-8) took a 9-1 lead into the fifth before Texas Tech started its rally. The Red Raiders scored twice in the fifth before unleashing nine hits in the sixth. Cooper Fouts reached on an error by UCI's Jaime Martinez to lead off the sixth. Cody Fuller hit a ground ball to short and the ensuing throw handcuffed second baseman Brett Dalton to put runners at first and second. Texas Tech followed with six consecutive hits, including back-to-back doubles by Brian Capps and Williams.
Matt Anderson went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI for the Anteaters. UCI designated hitter Danny McCarthy also had three hits.
The 2005 Public Storage Baseball Classic continues tonight with USC taking on Wichita State. The game will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com, along with Gametracker live stats.
UCI 221-040-010---10-13-3TT 010-029-02x---14-22-4
WP-Butler (3-0) LP-Koehler (1-3)T: 4:12 ATT: N/ARecords: UC Irvine (10-8) Texas Tech (15-4)
Cassel, Robertson (6), Koehler (6), Rhymes (6), Nakashima (8) and Wagner.Gattis, Hargrove (2), Butler (5), Fry (7), McElroy (9) and Fouts.