Texas Tech Drops Series Opener Friday at No. 19 OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. — Texas Tech Baseball saw a nine-game winning streak in Stillwater snapped Friday night in a 16-4 setback to No. 19 Oklahoma State at O’Brate Stadium.

In the loss, Texas Tech (30-21, 12-16 Big 12) was led by designated hitter Drew Woodcox who went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs, while third baseman Cade McGee also connected on his 12th home run of the season in the fifth.

OSU (33-16, 16-9 Big 12) had seven different players hit a long ball, as the Cowboys used three first inning runs and eight third inning runs to race out to an 11-0 lead.

Tech answered with the solo home run from McGee in the fifth as well the three-run shot from Woodcox in the eighth to pull to within 11-4, but OSU used five late runs to close out the Friday night win.

After Ryan Free departed in the third after allowing 11 runs in 2.1 innings pitched, the Red Raiders got 4.2 innings from righty Isaiah Rhodes and lefty Carson Baugh. Rhodes pitched two-and-two-thirds allowing two hits and no runs while Baugh, ultimately allowed a pair of runs, after exiting in the eighth with runners on first and second and one out.

Other highlights for Tech on Friday night included Will Burns reaching twice in three plate appearances and Dylan Maxcey returning to action for the first time since Apr. 27 when he was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning.

UP NEXT:
The Red Raiders and Cowboys will meet for Game Two off the weekend on Saturday night. First pitch from Stillwater is set for 6 p.m.

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