For the Texas Tech baseball staff to be a single of the countrywide seeds in this year’s NCAA Tournament, stacking up sequence wins is crucial. That is precisely what Tech did on Sunday with a 10-1 thumping of West Virginia in Morgantown to choose this weekend’s collection two video games to 1.
The star of the day for Tim Tadlock’s bunch was setting up pitcher Mason Montgomery. In what was his very best outing of the time, the sophomore lefty tossed 6.2 innings allowing for only 1 run on two hits while hanging out 12 on 105 pitches to select up the win.
Prior to Sunday, Montgomery’s longest outing had been 6 innings against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and his single-match substantial in Ks was 9 (a complete that arrived in the exact same match). Moving into the finale with the Mountaineers, he experienced not picked up a earn since his second begin of the season on February 28 but he stepped up in a enormous way to enable Tech clinch a sequence above the staff that entered the weekend just a recreation behind the Red Raiders in the conference standings.
Meanwhile, the offense did what it commonly does on a Sunday. Scoring 10 runs, Tech strike double-digits on a Sunday for the fourth time this calendar year. That is important since Sunday games are where Significant 12 collection are frequently made the decision.
With a homer from each individual side of the plate, shortstop Cal Conley was the hero with the bat. Likely 4-5 on the day with 4 RBI, he delivered ample scoring on his individual to outpace the house team. He was a person of 8 Purple Raiders with at least 1 base strike on the afternoon and just one of a few with several foundation-knocks as Tech pounded out 14 hits in full. And as is so frequently the situation with the Purple Raiders, just one enormous inning broke this video game wide open up.
In the sixth inning, a body that began with Tech massaging a 4-1 direct, the Pink Raiders would plate six operates and send out 10 hitters to the plate. And as common, Jace Jung was in the center of all the fireworks.
Immediately after viewing Tech plate an unearned run, Jung would double with the bases loaded to provide house two operates to convey his period RBI overall to 50. The freshman entered the weekend primary the country with 46 and he carries on to tempo the field after another successful sequence.
Tech now moves to into third location in the Significant 12 standings at 7-5 in general trailing Texas and TCU which both equally sit at 10-2. Curiously, the Crimson Raiders will now acquire a split from Significant 12 play this 7 days by playing…a Large 12 workforce.
On Tuesday, the Red Raiders will encounter Oklahoma in Amarillo in a video game that will not depend toward the meeting race. Rather, this is intended to be a showcase sport for Hodgetown Ballpark, dwelling of the slight league Amarillo Sod Poodles. The Sooners and Pink Raiders will meet up with all over again in the season’s 2nd-to-final Huge 12 sequence in Norman May 14-16.
But for Tech, it will be crucial to maintain the momentum rolling as April starts off to draw to a close and May nears. And that is just what Tech did this weekend by getting two of three games in Morgantown.