The Texas Tech baseball team gave coach Tim Tadlock his first victory as a Tech HC ever in an 8-0 shutout of Northern Illinois in front of 2,459 fans.

Tadlock became the first coach in school history to win his first game in a shutout and this shutout marked the 6th shutout in 64 years of Tech baseball history.

Both pitchers Dominic and Nathan combined for 17 strikeouts and that is the most by Red Raiders pitchers in 17 years.

NIU's pitcher allowed 6 runs, 5 hits, and 3 walks in just two innings of work and he takes the loss.

OTHER BROOKS WALLACE MEMORIAL CLASSIC ACTION:

GAME 1 - BYU 9, Northern Colorado 0 
- BYU opened the first day of the season with a 9-0 shutout over Northern Colorado while junior right-handed pitcher Desmond Poulson threw a complete-game, nine-inning shutout with 10 strikeouts while tossing 119 pitches. Third baseman Adam Law (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and center fielder Jaycob Brugman (2-for-3) led the offense.

GAME 2 - Northern Colorado 6, BYU 4 
- Northern Colorado bounced back with a 6-4 victory over BYU while scoring four runs in the third inning and with three players collecting multi-hits, including Nick Miller (3-for-4, run). Reliever Josh Tinnon pitched four scoreless innings with three strikeouts.