Even when it is not at complete strength, the Texas Tech baseball group can be a unsafe squad. The Purple Raiders proved that to be real this weekend by taking two of three video games from No. 10 TCU in Lubbock even with taking part in the full collection without Dru Baker and participating in with out Dylan Neuse for all but a single at-bat.
Both players entered the weekend listed as working day-to-working day with no term on Baker’s personal injury. In the meantime, Neuse was slowed just after remaining hit on the still left ankle by a pitch in a mid-7 days scrimmage.
The good thing is, the relaxation of the Texas Tech lineup arrived by and for most of the weekend, it was the extended-ball that took middle phase.
In all, the Purple Raiders would belt 7 homers on the weekend. That included 4 from 2nd baseman Jace Jung who had 3 in Sunday’s 17-7 victory that saw the game called after 6.5 innings owing to the 10-run rule.
Also likely deep in the sequence finale was Cole Stillwell and Cody Masters as Tech handed TCU their 2nd-straight reduction in Large 12 play just after the Horned Frogs entered the period 6- in the league standings. In all, the Pink Raiders pounded out 13 hits with five gamers accumulating at the very least a pair.
But it was Jung who stole the display. The Massive 12 chief with 15 dingers, he went deep in the base of the to start with to give Tech a 1- direct. He then repeated that feat with a solo blast in the 6th to push Tech’s gain to 9-5. Finally, he concluded his working day with a 3-run shot afterwards in that inning as Tech would plate nine operates in that body to blow open the activity.
In the leading of the 6th, TCU truly experienced the equalizing run at the plate but Crimson Raider catcher Braxton Fulford received his workforce out of the jam by throwing guiding the runner at first for a prosperous pickoff engage in. Soon after that, the Red Raider bats built selected to put the match out of arrive at.
On Saturday, everyday living with a bit much more remarkable at Rip Griffin Park. But once again, a Crimson Raider extended ball would be the tale of the working day. With the recreation knotted at 5-5 in the bottom of the 10th, shortstop Cal Conley blasted a no-question homer to remaining industry for the wander-off get. It was the 2nd Red Raider wander-off homer in further innings this season.
Conley’s heroics set an conclusion to a back-and-forth contest. And it set an end to a 3-activity Large 12 losing streak.
Immediately after dropping the final two online games of past weekend’s series at Kansas State, the Crimson Raiders were being reeling a minor little bit soon after dropping the very first activity of the TCU series 7-3. On Friday, the Frogs jumped all in excess of the Red Raiders with 6 first-inning operates and Tech could under no circumstances climb again into the video game.
But Tim Tadlock’s team was in a position to struggle again, even with the absence of two of its most effective players, Baker, who is hitting .427 and who has 15 RBI on the time, and Neuse, the team’s normal centre fielder. And this could be a turning collection when it comes to the normal-period Huge 12 race.
Experienced the Frogs been equipped to consider the series, Tech’s likelihood of successful the meeting would have taken a major strike give that TCU swept its 1st two meeting series of the calendar year. But now, the Purple Raiders are appropriate back again in the blend and it’s all many thanks to the extended ball which assisted carried Tech to two big wins above the boys from Fort Worthy of.