The loss drops Texas Tech to 21-25
overall and to 6-15 in Big 12 play while
Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the
ninth, freshman catcher Monk Kreder delivered a leadoff single to left-center to
get the tying run aboard. Tech then went
to the dugout for pinch runner Taylor Ashby who came in to run for Kreder at
first base. Junior center fielder Tanner
Rindels then reached on a fielding error by OU first baseman Aaron Baker to give
the Red Raiders runners at first and second.
Things then turned ugly for the Red Raiders as Ashby was picked off at
second and suddenly the momentum shifted back to
The Sooners jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning when third baseman Trey Sperring drove in Spencer Shelby with a double to left center and Jamie Johnson plated J.T. Wise with a single through the left side.
Tech scratched out a single run in the bottom of the fourth when Kreder delivered an RBI single through the left side that brought home first baseman Jason Seefeld. Seefeld reached on a one-out throwing error by Sperring.
The Red Raiders came back and tied the game in the next half inning when Chris Richburg dropped an RBI single into left field that plated Doug Thennis who reached on a two-out walk.
Oklahoma took the decisive 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh when Wise drove a ball through the left side with the bases loaded that scored Mike Gosse. Gosse reached on a lead off single and moved to third on an error by Seefeld.
Brian Cloud (1-2) was saddled with the loss for the Red Raiders as he surrendered one run on two hits and logged three innings of relief work. Chase Anderson picked up the win in relief as he tossed four shutout frames to improve to 4-3 on the year.
Texas Tech will take the next nine
days off (final exams) before suiting up again for what will be one of three
remaining non-conference games that are left on the schedule. The Red Raiders will face Dallas Baptist at
6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 and then travel to
R H E
WP = Chase Anderson (4-3)
LP = Brian Cloud (1-2)
SV = None
(Courtesy: Texas Tech)