LUBBOCK, TX - In the top of the ninth inning, No. 6 Texas Tech was nursing a 2-0 lead, but with the bases loaded, UTSA's junior catcher Mason George hit a bases clearing double to give the Road Runners a 3-2 win.
Tech's sophomore left-handed pitcher Steven Gingery tossed 8.2 innings of shutout baseball. In the top of the ninth inning Texas Tech head coach Tim Tadlock said he trotted Gingery out there to have a chance at a complete game shutout. After a 4-6-3 double play, Gingery was just one out away, but after UTSA was able to put runners on the corners, Tadlock called to the bullpen. Gingery finished after 8.2 innings pitched, allowing only six hits, two runs, 8 strikeouts and three walks.
Tech sophomore left-handed pitcher Parker Mushinski came on in relief, but walked C.J. Pickering on a 3-2 count to load the bases. Following the walk, Tadlock made another pitching change, going to freshman right-handed pitcher John McMillon. However, with the bases juiced, McMillon gave up a bases clearing 3-RBI double to UTSA's Mason George to give the Road Runners a 3-2 lead. UTSA would hold on in the bottom of the ninth to win game two, 3-2.
Texas Tech will have a chance to take the series on Sunday with first pitch set for 1 p.m. at Dan Law Field.
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