Red Raiders Rally to Defeat Cowboys

LUBBOCK, Texas - Trey Stewart's two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth capped a seven-run rally as Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma State 10-9 on Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field.

The win clinches the series for Texas Tech 2-1 and the Red Raiders improve to 22-11 overall and 5-6 in Big 12 play. The loss drops Oklahoma State to 24-13 and 5-7 in league play.

The rally came after Oklahoma State broke a 3-3 tie game with six runs in the eighth. Rusty Ryal led off the inning with a double to left-center and advanced to third on Corey Brown's infield single. Tech then made a pitching change from Adam Fry to Carleton Hargrove who picked up the save in Saturday's contest. Parrish, who hit a homer off of him in the ninth of yesterday's game, then blasted Hargrove's first pitch over the left field wall to give the Cowboys a 6-3 lead.

That opened the flood gates as OSU scored three more runs in the inning to take a 9-3 lead. Mike Hernandez had an RBI infield single, Adam Carr scored on a wild pitch and Steve Ptak had a sacrifice fly RBI to account for the scoring.

The OSU lead wouldn't last long as the Red Raiders mounted a big comeback in the eighth to take the lead at 10-9. A three-run home run by junior left fielder Chris Williams brought Tech within two and a two-out single to left field by first baseman Trey Stewart gave Tech the go ahead run. Texas Tech plated all seven of its runs on four hits and five walks by OSU relievers.

Adam Carr (0-1) was charged with the loss after giving up two runs in 0.2 innings of work. Scott Richmond allowed five runs on seven hits in 7.1 innings of work with six strikeouts and three walks and left the game with a 9-4 advantage.

The Cowboys took a 2-0 lead in the third on Steve Ptak's two-run homer to left, his second of the year. Corey Brown added a solo homer in the fourth to push the lead to 3-0.

Tech cut into the lead with a run in the fifth to make it 3-1. Chris Williams led off the inning with a hit, advanced to second on a balk and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Madison Edwards. He then scored on a RBI groundout by Cooper Fouts.

Cameron Blair's two-run homer in the sixth tied the game at 3-3. It was his third homer of the series and 11th of the season.

The Cowboys will open an eight-game homestand against Wichita State Tuesday night at 7 p.m. It will mark the first time since the 1996 season that Shockers will be in Stillwater. OSU will then host Big 12 leader Missouri next weekend.

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