The loss leaves Texas Tech with a 2-4
mark in Big 12 play and they now stand at 11-10 on the year.
The Longhorns did all their scoring
with two outs in the first inning as they capitalized on a couple of mistakes by
The Red Raiders cut the Longhorn lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the second thanks to a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Taylor Ashby and an RBI single by second baseman Willie Rueda. Rueda’s single scored catcher Monk Kreder who reached on a double to left.
Ashby came up big for the Red Raiders in the bottom of the eighth as he delivered a clutch two-out double to left that scored Doug Thennis who reached on a two-out walk. Ashby’s double gave Tech runners at second and third with two outs but reliever Keith Shinaberry induced Tanner Rindels into a fly out to right to end the threat.
Willie Rueda led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk and shortstop Chris Hall executed a perfect bunt to move him into scoring position. Reliever Brandon Workman picked up his first save of the season by retiring Joey Kenworthy on a strikeout and Jason Seefeld on a ground ball to end the game.
R H E
WP = Riley Boening (1-0)
SV = Brandon Workman (1)
(Courtesy: Texas Tech)