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Three things we're talking about: Coaches among fans, more pitching and the error

Kingsbury, Smith and Whitaker show their support

Posted: June 15, 2014 - 10:57pm
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TCU's Kyle Bacak tags out Texas Tech's Tyler Neslony during their NCAA College World Series game on Sunday in Omaha. (Zach Long/AJ Media)  Zach Long
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TCU's Kyle Bacak tags out Texas Tech's Tyler Neslony during their NCAA College World Series game on Sunday in Omaha. (Zach Long/AJ Media)
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TCU 3, TEXAS TECH 2

JUNE 15, 2014 — TD AMERITRADE PARK — OMAHA, NEB. — ATTENDANCE: 24,587

3 things we’re talking about

 

Support system

Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury, men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith and women’s basketball coach Candi Whitaker were all in attendance for the Red Raiders’ 3-2 loss to TCU. Kingsbury was interviewed in the middle of the sixth inning by the television crew at the College World Series.

 

Yeah, more pitching

Tech’s Chris Sadberry and TCU’s Preston Morrison battled on the mound for seven-plus innings, with neither pitcher really having an edge. Morrison was hotter early, striking out eight batters through the first four innings, but Sadberry was dominant after the first inning, when he gave up a run and the Horned Frogs broke the Red Raiders’ scoreless inning streak by their starting pitchers (36).

Sadberry gave up one run on three hits and struck out five. Morrison gave up one run on five hits and struck out 10. Both pitchers walked two batters.

 

The error

It was a move made for offensive purposes and it cost the Red Raiders on defense.

Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock removed second baseman Bryant Burleson in the eighth inning for pinch-hitter Anthony Lyons and inserted Alec Humphreys at second.

Humphreys made a crucial error that allowed a run to score and also kept the inning alive for TCU, which later scored again and went on to win 3-2.

 

- Nicholas Talbot

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