Texas Tech has still yet to lose two games in a row this season as the Red Raiders bounced back from a 12-10 loss in Game 1 of its series with Big 12 rival Oklahoma State with a convincing 8-2 victory over the Cowboys on Saturday.
The Red Raiders (33-9 overall, 9-5 in the Big 12) overall played better baseball on Saturday compared to their series opener against the Cowboys (27-15, 5-9), beginning on the mound with lefty ace Steven Gingery.
Gingery gave Tech the boost it needed as he went for six innings only allowing one run on two hits and a walk. More impressively, he recorded nine strikeouts and is now 8-0 on the season.
Texas Tech’s offense continued to provide the guys on the mound run support. Once Oklahoma State got on the board in the third inning with a solo shot, Texas Tech came right back and put up four runs in the bottom of the inning.
Freshman Josh Jung continued to dominate at the plate. So far he is 7-for-11 this series with a triple which allowed Tech to tack on two more insurance runs in the seventh. Orlando Garcia bounced back after having a rough series opener and went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and a home run.
Overall, the Red Raiders were able to score eight runs on 15 hits but that could have been even more as Tech left several guys on base in the early innings.
Caleb Kilian was Tech’s only pitcher that came in relief and he continued to shut down the Cowboys. He pitched three innings only allowing one run on two hits and recorded five strikeouts.
The series rubber match is set for at 2 p.m Sunday back at The Law.