Parish Gem not Enough as Tech Bows Out of Big 12 Championships Friday with 4-0 loss to No. 19 OSU

ARLINGTON, Texas – In his first start of the 2024 season, junior Trendan Parish threw six strong innings in Friday night’s 4-0 loss to No. 19 Oklahoma State in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships hosted by Globe Life Field.

Taking the ball in an elimination game, Parish shined, allowing just five hits and two runs for his Texas Tech (33-26) side.

On the other end of the spectrum, the 19th-ranked Cowboys (38-17) used eight stellar innings from lefty Sam Garcia and a 1-2-3 ninth from closer Robert Cranz to eliminate the Red Raiders from the 2024 Big 12 title and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

At the plate, the Red Raiders managed just three hits off the OSU southpaw, a two-out single in the first from Kevin Bazzell, a two-out single from OF Austin Green in the second and a two-out double from Damian Bravo in the sixth. The double for Bravo was his 21st of the season.

After the two teams traded zeros in the first, OSU used a lead-off single from Lane Forsythe and a double to the right field corner from Kollin Ritchie to take a 1-0 lead.

After Ritchie advanced to third on a wild pitch, Parish rolled up a sharp hit grounder to third baseman Cade McGee. The infielder turned and fired a perfect strike home to nab Ritchie at the plate.

The game remained 1-0 OSU until the sixth, when the Red Raiders used the line drive double from Bravo to advance their first and lone runner into scoring position with two away for Bazzell. With tying run on, Bazzell struck out swinging for the third and final out.

Bravo’s double was the last chance that the Red Raiders would have on Friday as OSU retired the final 10 batters in succession to close out the win that bolstered by an RBI single from Forsythe in seventh and a two-run homer from Nolan Schubart in the eighth off Josh Sanders.

Sanders, who appeared in his 72nd career game and 27th game of the season, moved into a tie with John McMillion for seventh on the all-time appearance list and moved to with an appearance of cracking the single-season appearance list.

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