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Texas Tech Takes Game 1 Over Kansas

Texas Tech, led by Tanner Gardner's (pictured above) two home runs, topped Kansas 10-6 on Game 1 of their three-game Big 12 tilt this weekend. Game 2 is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Law.

Here's some quick notes from Tech's 10-6 win over KU on Thursday.

  • Tech improved to 40-13 overall this season marking the third time in four years the Red Raiders baseball program has done so and 14th all-time
  • The Red Raiders moved to 14-8 in the Big 12 standings, a game behind TCU, meaning Tech can still grab a share of the Big 12 title if it beats Kansas both Friday and Saturday
  • Tech is a combined 163-78 over the past four seasons and 189-108 since Tim Tadlock took over before the 2013 season
  • Tanner Gardner entered the series against KU without a home run this season, but crushed two Thursday night. He finished 3-for-4, with 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 runs
  • The 4 RBI tied a career-high for Gardner
  • Gardner's stellar night at the plate pushed his batting average over .300, which means 8 of the 9 batters in Tech's lineup bat .300 or better on the season. 2B Brian Klein bats a respectable .288.
  • Leadoff man Grant Little also had a career night Thursday by tying his career best for hits in a game with four. He finished 4-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • Hunter Hargrove finished 2-4 with 2 RBI. He owns a 9-game hitting streak.
  • Hargrove also made an amazing play in the field at first Thursday night with a diving catch which no doubt save at least a run. 

https://twitter.com/TTU_Baseball/status/865392204973395968

  • Cody Farhat made a couple spectacular catches himself, plus showed off his cannon arm and played like an all around badass in center field Thursday night. Here's one of those spectacular catches.

https://twitter.com/NCAACWS/status/865368835871920128

  • TTU ace Steven Gingery didn't have his best stuff Thursday but left the fifth with a two-run lead Tech lost before eventually taking back. His final line was 3 earned runs on seven hits, three walks with seven strikeouts on 96 pitches. 
  • Freshman Caleb Killian got the W to move to 5-0 on the season
  • Jacob Patterson picked up the save after allowing 0 earned runs, and striking out four Jayhawks in three innings of work.

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