The Tech baseball team snapped their mini-Big 12 losing streak with a Hunter Redman RBI single in the 11th inning to win 4-3.
Corey Taylor got the start for the Red Raiders and pitched a scoreless 2 and 1/3 inning before giving way to Johnny Drozd who allowed the first run of the game on a Taylor Munden triple, as West Virginia jumped on top 1-0. Eric Gutierrez would knot things up in the 6th with an RBI-double to right center, he would finish his night 2 for 5 with an RBI. Drozd would settle down the rest of the way, going 5 and 2/3 innings giving up the single run while striking out 4. West Virginia ace, Harrison Musgrave went deep into the game, and in the 7th he bounced a ball past the catcher that allowed Devon Conley to score to make it 2-1 Red Raiders. Tech would tack on an insurance run in the 8th, and would bring on Dominic Moreno to try and shut the door. Moreno was shaky hitting two of the first three batters he faced, both that would eventually score to tie the game at 3 and send it to extra innings. In the bottom of the 11th Hunter Redman came up with runners at 2nd and 3rd and lifted a single into left center, one of his 3 hits on the night, that gave Texas tech the 4-3 win. Texas Tech is now 38-16 (12-10). According to Texas Tech no Big 12 team has ever been left out of the tournament with 38 wins. Tech will try to clinch a series victory tomorrow evening when Daniel Sadberry takes the hill. First pitch set for 6:30pm.
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