Back in June, with Texas Tech down 3-1 to New Mexico in the top of the eighth, Ryan Long stepped to the plate as a pinch hitter.
The Red Raiders won their first game of the Lubbock Regional over Fairfield and were looking to win their second.
Long blasted a single up the middle to plate a pair of runs to tie things up before Stephen Smith’s homer the following inning.
Texas Tech vs. New Mexico
Tuesday, 2 p.m.
Steven Gingery was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week after he struck out seven players and allowed only two hits this past weekend against Cal.
Gingery picked up his second win in as many starts on Saturday as he seven strikeouts are a season high.
He began the game with six-straight scoreless frames as he lasted seven innings.
Hunter Hargrove stepped up to the plate in the fifth inning with the bases loaded and one thought on his mind.
“My first at bat, I struck out and didn’t have a very good at bat,” Hargrove said. “I was just trying to go up there and make contact, and luckily I did that.”
Late-inning lightning struck twice for Texas Tech as the Red Raiders swept a doubleheader from California on Saturday at Dan Law Field.
Michael Berglund stroked a single to left field in the 11th inning to score pinch runner Grant Little from second to give the Red Raiders a 3-2 win in Saturday’s second game — a game that almost slipped through Tech’s fingers.
A pitching duel and defensive struggle ended in unexpected fashion as the Texas Tech Red Raiders took advantage of a huge California error in the bottom of the eighth to escape with a 4-2 win Friday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
Orlando Garcia’s bunt attempt in the bottom of the eighth inning was airmailed over third base by Cal pitcher Erik Martinez, allowing the two Tech go-ahead runs to score in what had been a 1-1 deadlock. Garcia later scored on a double play by Michael Davis to give Tech an insurance run.
Orlando Garcia doesn’t remember much about Texas Tech’s series at California last year.
All he can recall is how much it rained.
So much so that after Cal won the first game 9-2 and Tech won the second 11-8, the rest of the series was cancelled.
“We didn’t get to play much,” Garcia said. “They’re a good ball club. They play hard. No matter where we play or who we play we prepare the same way.”
Michael Davis can’t forget the rain either.
Orlando Garcia was on fire.
The junior finished with seven RBIs in Texas Tech’s home opener Tuesday afternoon.
Behind two bombs crushed over the left field wall — one a 3-run home run and the other Texas Tech’s first grand slam since Stephen Smith’s against Texas in 2015 — Garcia led the way as Texas Tech routed New Mexico State 16-1 in the home opener at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Texas Tech baseball senior and freshman infielders Hunter Hargrove and Josh Jung were named Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively, the league announced today.
It is the first honor of the year given out by the conference and first for each member of the Red Raider baseball team. It marks back-to-back years the Red Raiders have received Player & Newcomer of the Week in the same week, as Tanner Gardner and Davis Martin picked up the awards on March 21, 2016.
After waiting two hours past the scheduled starting time as Mississippi State battled Western Illinois for the win in 11 innings, the Red Raiders got off to a hot start their final day in Starkville, Miss.
Despite putting up four runs in the top of the first, Tech’s relief staff struggled through the middle of the game as the Bulldogs topped No. 14 Texas Tech 8-5 Sunday evening.
The Texas Tech lineup, once again, was too much for Western Illinois to handle.
After lighting up the Leathernecks for 15 runs off 13 hits on Friday, the Red Raiders scored 13 runs off 17 hits in a 13-5 victory over Western Illinois Saturday afternoon in Starkville, Miss.
Hunter Hargrove, who nearly hit for the cycle against the Leathernecks (0-2) on Friday, got Texas Tech (3-0) on the board first.