Arizona Baseball: Six pitchers in 7th fail to stop Red Raiders

2013-03-07T00:00:00Z Arizona Baseball: Six pitchers in 7th fail to stop Red RaidersArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

No. 20 Arizona used six pitchers in the seventh inning as Texas Tech scored five runs en route to a 5-2 victory over the Wildcats at Hi Corbett Field on Wednesday afternoon.

The Wildcats (11-4) and Red Raiders (8-6) split the two-game series.

UA freshman Tyger Talley, who did not allow a hit in the first five innings, gave up two hits and one run in his debut as a starter before being relieved by Augey Bill in the seventh.

After a wild pitch and a strikeout, Bill was replaced by Nick Cunningham (0-2). The right-hander allowed a walk and two singles as Texas Tech tied the game at 1.

Stephen Manthei followed on the mound, giving up two singles and a fielder's choice as the Red Raiders took a 5-1 lead.

UA left-hander Xavier Borde then came in, allowed a walk and was replaced by Tyler Hale.

Hale got the first batter he faced to ground out to end the inning. He finished the game with just one hit allowed in 2 1/3 innings.

Arizona had 11 hits, but managed only single runs in the third and ninth innings.

Texas Tech reliever Andre Wheeler, who replaced starter Johnathon Tripp in the sixth inning, retired both batters he faced to pick up his first win of the season.

Texas Tech's Jerad McCrummen limited the UA to three hits and one run over the final three innings to pick up his first save.

In all, the Wildcats left 12 runners on base and struggled to a 3-for-13 mark with runners in scoring position.

Arizona hosts Columbia for a three-game series this weekend, starting Friday at 6 p.m.

Compiled from a news release

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