Texas took advantage of two sixth-inning errors by Texas Tech to take the Big 12 series opener, 4-3, Friday at Disch-Falk Field in Austin.
Third baseman Josh Jung committed his third error of the season when he was unable to field a ground ball off the bat of Ryan Reynolds with two outs in the 6th allowing the tying and go ahead runs to score for the Longhorns.
The Texas Tech bats unable to get anything going against the Texas bullpen after that. Longhorn relievers struck out five of the last nine Red Raiders they faced to close out the win.
Texas Tech jumped in front in the third inning.
Cam Warren started the scoring with a two-run single to right field scoring Jung and Brian Klein. Cody Masters would follow with a RBI single to center. The Red Raiders scored all three runs with two outs.
Starter Erikson Lanning went five innings and allowed just one run on three hits.
Texas Tech (11-4) resumes the series at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.