#6 Texas Tech Baseball Sweeps Longhorns in Austin#6 Texas Tech Baseball Sweeps Longhorns in AustinTexas Tech had a huge weekend. After sweeping Texas at home, Tadlock and Co. now has six consecutive wins over ranked opponents, and now has three straight road wins in Austin (first time in school history). In case you missed it, here’s how it happened.
The luck of the Irish was with Tech on St. Paddy’s day. It was probably because we wore these sweet green caps. Davis Martin started on the mound and handled the first inning well with a two-out walk and the last out coming off a fly ball. Berglund had the first hit of the game in the second, but nothing came of it. Things remained quiet in the second as Martin kept the game scoreless, but he quickly flies one over left field in the top third, to get the Red Raiders on the board. The Horns immediately answered that with a Tate Shaw solo homer to tie things up. Tech managed a lot more hits than Texas leading up the seventh, but everything remained even until Berglund hits double to right field, allowing Hargrove to score from first after he was hit at bat. Martin finishes the game with six strikeouts. Video Recap
Saturday was another slow burn. Long walks and Jung sets up Gardner with two on base. Texas makes the first move when they muster up a couple of strikeouts to neutralize the scoring threat. Steven Gingery takes the mound first. After a couple of walks, Texas scores on a botched throw from Gingery to second. He redeems himself with a pair of strikeouts to end the first. The second starts off with two quick outs and an easy pop up in foul territory. Davis walks in the top of the third. Long pushes him to second with a groundout, and he snags a run from there after hits a single into right field. Gardner follows with another single to get two on base. Berglund does the same to get Tech on the board again. Things slow down a bit with the exception of this spectacular catch from Long. Patterson takes over pitching in the seventh and immediately makes a splash with three strikeouts to move things into the eighth. Quezada finishes things out, and Tech clinches the series. Video recap
Things get spicy on Sunday afternoon. Jung starts things off with a single over center field. But Hargrove and Berglund hit a pair of easy fly balls to end the first frame quickly. Ryan Shetter and the effective Tech defense take the field. Jones makes his way to second after a walk and a bunt. Clements hits a single to get Texas on the board, and they follow with a RBI to make it 0-2. Orland Garcia puts Tech back in it with a homer to left field in the second. Texas responds with another one when Hargrove hits a grounder with two on base. With the situation looking a little scary, Shetter picks off one and Clemens pops one into left field to end the second. Tech comes out swinging in the third with two hits into centerfield. Hargrove follows with a RBI to put the Red Raiders back in it. Berglund does the same to tie it up. The offense really starts getting hot in the fourth and Tech leads by four. The four-run T4 for the Red Raiders marks the 12th time this year Tech has scored four or more runs in a single inning. Texas claws back when they load the bases in the sixth, and they manage to bring in two. Tech loads the bases as well in the seventh but can’t score a run. Dylan Dusek subs in to pitch. He takes care of business, and John McMillon hits one over the left-field wall in the eighth. The rest of the game gets squared away give Tech the sweep. Video recap
Tech is now 17-4, 3-0 in conference play.