Error Proves Costly, Red Raiders fall 4-3

Texas Tech for the second straight game was unable to overcome mistakes as Baylor took advantage to notch the win and seal the series win as well.

For the second straight game, Baylor utilized a hot start joined and a costly mistake by Texas Tech to overcome the Red Raiders to notch the 4-3 win and seal the series victory along with it, getting revenge for the 2011 Big 12 Conference opener.

No. 27 Tech (12-7, 0-2 in Big 12 play) was able to come out and in the fourth inning and grab the lead as Scott LeJeune singled ups the middle scoring Tim Proudfoot, who had doubled to lead off the inning, making it 1-0 Tech.

But just like Friday's game, every time the Red Raiders scored so did the Bears to not allow Tech to pull to a substantial lead.

Baylor (13-7, 2-0) answered back in the fifth inning as Lawton Langford singled, scoring Michael Howard to tie it up at 1-1 and that would be the last batter Tech starter John Neely would face.

The Red Raiders turned to their bullpen to try and keep the Bears off the board, but was not able to prevent Baylor from grabbing the lead in the sixth inning.

After taking a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning on a Barrett Barnes single, Baylor tied up the game as Cal Towey came in to score on a Logan Vick double, then Vick scored on a groundout to first base giving Baylor the 3-2 lead.

Down by one, the Red Raiders played small ball tying the game at 3-3 in the seventh inning on a sacrifice bunt by Brennan Moore scoring Reid Redman.

But as both games have gone, the Bears answered right back.

In the bottom of the eighth, Baylor was able to grab the 4-3 lead on a costly error that allowed Towey, who finished the game 2-for-4, to score, which would be the game-winning run in the end.

In the end the starters did not factor in the game as the win and loss went to men out of the bullpen as Jared McCrummen took the loss for Tech, while Brad Kuntz took the win for the Bears.

The Red Raiders will try and notch at least one win in the weekend on Sunday and not go back to Lubbock empty-handed with a three-game losing streak to their names.

First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. between Baylor and Texas Tech in the series finale at Baylor Ballpark.

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