The Texas Tech Red Raiders scored at least two runs in each of their final five innings in a 16-5 win over the Texas baseball team to tie the series in Lubbock on Saturday.
The Longhorns didn’t help themselves as they issued ten walks on the day. Six of those walks went on to score runs. Twice the Longhorns hit batters who went on to score as well. The loss sets up a big game Sunday as the teams battle for positioning in the Big 12 standings.
The Longhorns sit in second place of the Big 12 with a 13-7 record (32-18 overall) while Tech is right behind at 12-8 (35-13 overall). Both trail Oklahoma State, which boasts a 15-3 record in conference.
Chase Shugart retired the first five batters he faced, but a solo home run by Michael Davis got things started for the Red Raiders in the second.
Shugart fell to 4-3 as he allowed eight runs on six hits through 4 2/3 innings. He surrendered five walks, five extra-base hits and struck out just one.
Cody Farhat led the Tech offense, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a triple and three RBIs. A pair of Red Raiders hit home runs in the game as well. Josh Jung went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a home run and three RBIs. Davis went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, a double, a home run and two RBIs.
For the Longhorns, Masen Hibbeler and Tate Shaw each doubled and scored a run. Andy McGuire went 1-for-2 with a run scored, a double and an RBI. David Hamilton also doubled and drove in a run.
Caleb Kilian earned the win for Texas Tech as he surrendered four runs on six hits through 6 1/3 innings.
The Texas baseball team will try to take the series and increase their lead over Tech on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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