WICHITA, Kan. — Steven Gingery continued his run at perfection Saturday afternoon.
The Texas Tech left-handed pitcher struck out eight batters and scattering three hits over six innings, as No. 3-ranked Red Raiders defeated Wichita State 4-1 at Eck Stadium.
With the win, Texas Tech (21-4), which increased its win streak to seven games, earned its first series win in Wichita in program history. The Red Raiders, who also notched their fourth straight weekend series win this season, earned their first series win over the Shockers (10-12) since 1995.
All of Saturday’s success can be attributed to Gingery’s solid performance on the mound.
The sophomore southpaw, who improved to 5-0 on the year, tossed his sixth-straight quality start. It also marked the fourth time this year Gingery fanned eight and walked two in an outing, raising his overall totals to 44 and 12, respectively.
On offense, Texas Tech also showed out as three different Red Raiders produced multi-hit performances for the fourth time in the last five games. Senior Hunter Hargrove, junior Tanner Gardner and freshman Grant Little also recorded two hits in Saturday’s contest, as Hargrove also had two RBI, while Gardner scored twice.
The Red Raiders put the first run on the board in the top of the third, as McMillon crushed a solo home run, his second of the year, over the centerfield wall to go up, 1-0. Tech added another with two away in the frame, as Gardner picked up a walk and was pushed across by a triple from Hargrove that carried over the right fielder’s head to give Tech a 2-0 lead.
That was plenty of offense as the Red Raiders tacked on another run in the fifth before the Shockers got on the board in the seventh to cut the deficit to 3-1.
Texas Tech added an insurance run in the eighth inning en route to their three-run win.
The Red Raiders wrap up the weekend series with a noon Sunday contest at Eck Stadium.