Texas Tech Clinches Series Win Over Oklahoma

The Red Raiders blasted the Sooners 14-4 Saturday at Dan Law Field.

Texas Tech clinched its series against Oklahoma
by winning 14-4 Saturday afternoon at Rip Griffin Park.

The Red Raiders (34-13, 10-7 in Big 12) enjoyed an explosive fifth inning by producing 10 runs on 10 hits. Six of the runs in the fifth were scored with two outs including a three-run homer from Eric Gutierrez. Tim Proudfoot also brought in runs in the fifth and overall went 2-for-4 and had 3 RBIs.

"That was a crazy inning. That is what we needed right now," Proudfoot said. "We have been battling up and down this whole season so its good that were bringing everything together at the end."

It didn't stop there for Tech as Tyler Neslony hits a single home run in the sixth. In the seventh inning Stephen Smith gets a triple, which is brought in by Burleson who had a total of three RBIs. All nine starters had at least one base hit and totaled 19 hits.

The Red Raiders had a solid defensive performance to prevent the Sooners from getting ahead. Starting pitcher Chris Sadberry pitched a little over seven innings allowing four runs, nine hits but recorded four strikeouts. Sadberry was backed up by his teammates who produced four double plays. The Red Raiders lead the Big 12 with 45 double plays this season.

"He (Sadberry) has been pretty steady. It was really good to see him go out there and pitch well and deep in to the game," Tadlock said. "I love his competitiveness."

The Red Raiders will look to sweep the series against Oklahoma (25-19, 5-9) on Sunday, first pitch at 2pm.

"These guys have been really good about taking each day regardless of the circumstances and I'm sure we will do it again tomorrow," Tadlock said.

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