No. 24 Raiders keep Lions’ bats cool

LUBBOCK, Texas — Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s nonconference woes continued Tuesday as the Golden Lions were swept by No. 24 Texas Tech in a baseball doubleheader at Rip Griffin Park.

The Red Raiders won the first game 2-0 and the second 5-1. The series was originally scheduled for two days.

In the second game, Dylan Dusek pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits by UAPB. He also struck out seven with no walks.

The Lions (7-17) scored a run in the top of the ninth — their first run after three straight shutouts.

Texas Tech (21-7) scored a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the seventh. They managed 10 hits and left nine runners on base.

Samuel Olson took the loss for UAPB. He pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts.

Didier Landry pitched 2 2/3 innings as well and allowed two runs (both earned) on three hits with one strikeout.

Tyler Oertle, Kirby Campbell and Isias Alcantar had the three hits for UAPB.

In the first game, Texas Tech’s Matt Withrow pitched seven innings and allowed just one hit with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Dalton Brown picked up his first save of the season as he pitched the final two innings and struck out three of the six batters he faced.

The Red Raiders scored a run in the third inning and another in the seventh. UAPB left four runners on base while Texas Tech left nine.

Both Jake Barrios and Eric Gutierrez went 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead Texas Tech’s offense in the first game. Bryant Burleson was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Alec Humphreys was 1 for 2 with a walk.

UAPB’s Jim Ploeger lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run (earned) on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts in the loss.

The Lions used six different pitchers in the first game. Felix Baez Pool went 1 2/3 and gave up one run (earned) on two hits.

Jose Hernandez broke up Withrow’s no-hitter with a single in the sixth inning. He finished 1 for 4.

UAPB — which is now 0-16 in nonconference games — is scheduled to host SWAC opponent Texas Southern on Saturday in a doubleheader at the Torii Hunter Baseball Complex starting at noon.