Two Home Runs Not Enough as Louisiana Tech Drops Game Three Against Nebraska, 11-4
March 17, 2012
RUSTON, La. – Taylor Terrasas led off the game with a home run and went 3-for-5 from the plate as Louisiana Tech fell to Nebraska, 11-4, on Saturday afternoon at Hawks Field.
Terrasas gave the Bulldogs an early 1-0 lead after hitting his first home since May 16, 2010, his freshman season. The junior tied a career-high with three hits while also scoring one run and driving in two.
Jamie Gilley (1-2) was charged with his second loss of the season after the redshirt junior allowed four runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work as the Bulldogs fell to 9-10 on the year. Tom Lemke (2-1) picked up his second win of the season for Nebraska (14-6) after allowing just one run on three hits in 3.2 innings.
Ryan Gebhardt went 2-for-5 from the plate with two singles and one RBI as the shortstop recorded his 11th multi-hit game of the season.
Center fielder Justin Gordey hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to give the senior his first home run of 2012.
Sam Alvis struck out four Cornhuskers in 2.1 innings of work as the southpaw was one of three relievers used by the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Tech struck first as Terrasas’ leadoff home run gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead over Nebraska.
After scoring one run in the bottom of the inning, the Cornhuskers took a 2-1 lead in the second off of a solo home run. Nebraska scored two more runs in the fourth inning for a 4-1 advantage.
After a ground out to begin the sixth inning, designated hitter Tyler Qualls reached first on a walk and right fielder Taylor Burch followed with a single through the left side to give Tech runners on first and second with one out. Catcher Kyle Arnsberg walked to load the bases and Qualls came around to score on an infield single by Terrasas to cut Nebraska’s lead to 4-2.
The Cornhuskers scored seven runs in the late innings to take an 11-2 lead going into the final frame.
Gordey led off the ninth with a solo home run off of new pitcher Dexter Spitsnogle. Terrasas followed with a double down the left field line and was replaced by pinch runner Beau Bayliss. Gebhardt singled on the very next pitch to drive in Bayliss as the Bulldogs cut their deficit to 11-4.
The final game of the series is set for Sunday, March 18 as Chris Sadberry (2-1) takes the hill for the Bulldogs and Tyler Neiderklein (2-1) gets the call for the Cornhuskers. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m.
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