ARLINGTON — In his fourth start of the season, Texas Tech John Henry Gonzalez struggled early on in the final non-conference game against UT-Arlington.
The Red Raiders freshman hurler gave up three runs on three hits in the second innings, which allowed the Mavericks to take a 3-0 lead heading into the third.
With the three-score lead, the UT-Arlington pitching staff kept the Texas Tech offense at bay en route to a 5-1 victory at Globe Life Park.
HOUSTON – Tim Tadlock hasn’t fielded a team with this much youth on the roster since 2013 – his first season at the helm of the Texas Tech baseball program.
That season – 13 freshmen and eight sophomores – the 2017 version of the Red Raiders – 12 freshmen and eight sophomores – a total of 20 underclassmen.
After going 2-1 in Houston with wins over top-11 opponents in Ole Miss and LSU, Texas Tech jumped a few spots in this week’s D1baseball.com poll.
The Red Raiders soared from 10th to sixth.
In the Baseball America poll, Tech went from No. 21 to No. 14.
Texas Tech made its biggest jump in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll as the Red Raiders skyrocketed from No. 19 to ninth.
The NCAA released its first RPI ranking of the season on Monday.
Texas Tech was listed at No. 25.
HOUSTON — Utilizing a pair of intentional walks to avoid No. 10 Texas Tech’s bigger bats in the final inning was LSU’s plan.
What LSU didn’t plan on was putting Red Raider junior Tanner Gardner, who was batting .192 compared to teammate Hunter Hargrove’s .370 average who was intentionally walked, into one of his favorite situations — bases loaded, bottom of the ninth with the game tied.
No. 20 Texas A&M
Texas A&M holds a 97-57 advantage over Texas Tech in the series.
The two teams haven’t met have since the Aggies final season in the Big 12.
A&M took the final series between to two teams after winning the first two games but Tech won the final game 7-4 in 12 innings.
The two programs have faced off eight times on a neutral field with the Aggies holding a 5-3 advantage in those games.
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.