Red Raiders Take Two

After being shut out on opening day, Texas Tech answered back Saturday by taking both games of a doubleheader against No. 3 Indiana. The Red Raiders won the first game 10-5, before claiming the second contest 4-2. The teams wrap the series 12 p.m. Sunday.

Game 1: Texas Tech 10, Indiana 5

The Red Raiders (2-1) picked up their first win of the season beating No. 3 Indiana 10-5 on Saturday's first half of the double-header.

Te first game marked Texas Tech's first win over a top five ranked team since 2011. The afternoon started off just right with a beautiful grand slam from sophomore outfielder Tyler Neslony in the first inning en route to a 5-0 lead.

Early on Texas Tech took advantage of Indiana's walks but the Hoosiers (1-2) retaliated by taking advantage of the Red Raiders three errors. Indiana scored four runs in the third inning. Head coach Tim Tadlock said Neslony's performance was expected of him.

"When we signed him thought he was going to be one of the better hitters we had. We are starting to kind of see that," Tadlock said. "He gives you really good at bats and he just really likes to play."

On the mound for the Red Raiders was right-hander Matt Withrow, who had a shaky start with a pick off error but slowly came with a overall well performance with three hits, one runs and five strikeouts. Closer for the Red Raiders was freshman Ryan Moesley who during his debut as a Red Raider only allowed only one hit and no runs in his first inning. The Hoosiers' struggled on the mound with starting left handed pitcher Kyle Hart who gave up five runs, two hits, five walks and had one strikeout. Indiana had a total of four pitchers in Game 1.

The second half of the first game brought the first of many things. First of all, senior outfielder Adam Kirsch scored his first career 2-run homerun increasing Tech's lead 7-4 in the bottom of the fifth. For freshman outfielder Anthony Lyons had his first multi-hit game with three total hits.

GAME 2: Texas Tech 6, Indiana 2

The Red Raiders continued to produce on offense through Game 2. The second part of Saturday's double header started off with junior left handed pitcher Chris Sadberry.

Making his Red Raider debut count he pitched five innings with a total of four strikeouts and allowed two runs. Texas Tech had a total of nine hits, zero errors, one walk and six strikeouts. Tadlock talks about Sadberry's start and is confident in his progress.

"He definitely did exactly what we thought he would go do. He is going to keep getting better as he goes, big league stuff," Tadlock said.

It continued to be a big day for Tyler Neslony going in to game two, as he scored the first run in the second inning with a RBI from Proudfoot. The Hoosiers then took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Sophomore catcher Tyler Floyd gets his first hit, a triple RBI to tie the game in the fourth inning. The game was finished off by Kirsch and Proudfoot's RBIs to push Tech's lead 6-2.

"We competed well today, got some breaks facing a good team. Our guys accepted the challenge and we look forward to tomorrow," Tadlock said. "We were fortunate today. "

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