No. 18 Tech Runs Winning Streak to Six with 9-5 Win over Gardner-Webb

LUBBOCK, Texas — Behind nearly six one-run innings from a trio of relievers and a patient approach at the plate, the No. 18 Texas Tech Baseball program closed out a series sweep of Gardner-Webb Sunday with a 9-5 victory at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

On another picturesque day in Lubbock, Texas Tech (9-2) used a strong 2.2 inning performance from Trendan Parish and 11 walks on the afternoon to close out the Red Raiders six straight victory.

Parish struck out three batters and allowed just one hit over his 34-pitch outing, as the junior earned his first victory of the season.

Junior Jack Washburn took the ball for the Red Raiders on Sunday afternoon and fired a pair of zeros to send the game to the bottom of the second scoreless.

In the home half of the second, the Red Raiders used a pair of bases loaded walks by Travis Sanders and Cade McGee to take a 2-0 lead. The Red Raiders loaded the bases on a lead-off double, a hit batter and a Dylan Maxcey single.

Gardner-Webb (2-9) answered the Red Raiders two-spot in the bottom of the second with a three-run home run down the left field line off the bat of Peter Capobianco to take a 3-2 lead.

In the bottom of the third, the Red Raiders once again loaded the bases in the third, but GWU used a double play ball to escape the jam without conceding the tying run.

The Bulldogs added one more run in the fourth, when they loaded the bases with one out for Lawson Knight, who worked out a four-pitch that gave GWU a 4-2 lead.

Looking to limit the damage to just one, Tech turned to Parish, who used a pair of strikeouts looking to end the frame.

With the momentum back, the Red Raiders used a pair of walks and a single to once again load the bases in the fourth inning down 4-2. The Red Raiders ultimately tied the game at four on a wild pitch and sac-fly from Damian Bravo, who ended the day with three RBIs.

The game remained tied at four until the home half of the sixth when the Red Raider seized control of the contest for good with a two-RBI single up the middle from Bravo, a bases loaded walk by freshman TJ Pompey and a Sac-Fly by Gage Harrelson.

Armed with a 9-4 lead, Josh Sanders and freshman Parker Hutyra allowed just one run over the final three innings on a solo home run.

In the win, Tech walked 11 times, as four different Red Raiders walked multiple times.

Sunday’s win closes a perfect six-game homestand where the Red Raiders outscored opponents 116-29.

The Red Raiders hit the road for a midweek contest on Tuesday at New Mexico. First pitch from Albuquerque is set for 3 p.m. (CT)/2 p.m. (MT).


Release Provided By Andrew Stern Texas Tech Athletics

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