Tech Drops Series Finale Sunday at KU, 7-3

LAWRENCE, Kan. – An RBI single from Gavin Kash and an RBI double from Damian Bravo gave Texas Tech Baseball a 2-0 lead, but the Red Raiders ultimately fell 7-3 in the series finale Sunday afternoon to Kansas at Hoglund Ballpark.

Mac Heuer took the ball for Texas Tech (29-17, 12-12 Big 12), and after a strong first two innings allowed a solo home run to Kansas’ (25-15, 12-9 Big 12) John Nett in the third that cut the Red Raiders lead to 2-1.

The Red Raiders put the first two men on in the fourth inning chasing KU starter J’Briell Easley from the game in the fourth, but a strikeout and a pair of flyouts kept the Red Raiders off the board.

In a 2-1 game, KU put the first two on base in their chance in the fourth on a pair of walks, but Heuer rebounded to retire the next two batters.

Just an out from escaping the threat, Heuer issued two more five-pitch walks that tied the game and ultimately gave KU a 3-2 lead.

With the bases loaded in the 3-2 game, Tech turned to reliever Jacob Rogers, who allowed a bases clearing double to Kodey Shojinaga that put the Jayhawks on top 6-2.

KU added another unearned run in the fifth, before reliever Parker Hutyra was able to record the final out of the fifth. Hutyra had an impressive bounce-back outing, pitching three innings and allowing just one hit. The freshman struck out four.

The game remained 7-2 until the eighth when the Red Raiders with two outs strung together three straight singles from Landon Stripling, Drew Woodcox and Cade McGee. McGee’s single brought Tech to within 7-3.

After a full-count walk to Davis Rivers loaded the bases and brought the tying run to the plate KUs Tegan Cain coaxed a liner to second that ended the frame.

The opportunity in the eighth proved to the best scoring chance for the Red Raiders, who fell for the fourth straight game.

The Red Raiders return to Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park for the final homestand of 2024. The homestand kicks off with a midweek contest on Tuesday against UTRGV before continuing with the penultimate Big 12 Conference weekend against OU. First pitch on Tuesday night is set for 6:30 p.m.


Release Provided By Andrew Stern Texas Tech Athletics


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