Texas Tech rallies for extra innings win at DBU

DALLAS – The No. 19 Texas Tech baseball team rallied from behind on Tuesday, scoring two runs in the eighth and the go-ahead run in the 10th, to defeat Dallas Baptist, 4-3, at Horner Ballpark. It was the Red Raiders’ (6-2) first true road game of the season, and are now winners of five straight.

Trailing 3-1 in the top of the eighth, with a 2-2 count and two outs, and Kurt Wilson on base, freshman Hudson White delivered a two-run home run (watch) to tie the game. It was his first career home run, and the second hit of his young career.

In extra innings, Jace Jung drew a leadoff walk in the 10th, and it ended up deciding the game. Ty Coleman connected for his second hit of the day (watch), following Jung in the lineup to place him in scoring position. Wilson hit into a fielder’s choice to advance Jung to third base, and pinch-hitter Ryan Brome hit a ground ball toward second base allowing Jung to score (watch).

The bullpen set the win up, as the collection of Jase Lopez, Derek Bridges, Shay Hartis, and Trendan Parish shared time on the mound over the eighth, ninth and 10th innings. The quartet held DBU scoreless, limited them to two hits, and tossed five strikeouts against zero walks. Bridges got the win and was a huge piece to the puzzle shutting down the eighth inning entering with two DBU runners on base and no outs (watch). Parish earned his fourth save in his last four appearances collecting the final three outs in the 10th (watch).

In the early going, Tech plated the game’s first run as Dalton Porter drove home Coleman in the second (watch). Coleman registered a leadoff double and was the Red Raiders’ first baserunner of the game (watch).

In the home half of the second, Dallas Baptist answered as former Red Raider Nate Rombach cashed in a two-out walk on the previous at-bat with a two-run home run over the left-field wall to flip the one-run lead to the home team, 2-1.

Texas Tech threatened to tie the game in the top of the seventh. The Red Raiders had runners on first and second base with one out but fell victim to back-to-back outs. The third out being with White at the plate – he would redeem himself the next inning.

While Tech failed to score in the seventh, DBU added a run in the bottom half of the seventh aided by a leadoff double.

Texas Tech’s current five-game win streak started against Dallas Baptist last Tuesday, Feb. 22. The Red Raiders return home for a four-game set against Merrimack College, March 4-6. Saturday will be a doubleheader.



Release provided by MATT BURKHOLDER  Texas Tech Athletics
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