In the bottom of the fifth inning, Alex Estrella was trying to contain Zach Davis.
The Red Raider senior had already amassed three stolen bases by that point, and the Lobo pitcher wanted to shut him down. But Estrella overthrew the first baseman and Davis advanced to second before he eventually scored.
Behind Davis, Texas Tech finished with six stolen bases en route to a 14-10 victory over New Mexico Tuesday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
TEXAS TECH VS. NEW MEXICO
2 P.M., DAN LAW FIELD
The Red Raiders return to Lubbock after their 11-day road trip.
Due to weather, Texas Tech’s game against Oral Roberts in Frisco was cancelled and the Red Raiders were only able to play two of four games at California.
After that, the Red Raiders took on UT Arlington at Globe Life Park and then opened up Big 12 play at Baylor.
Overall, Texas Tech ended the road stint 4-2.
Texas Tech’s Tanner Gardner and Davis Martin along with Oklahoma State’s Trey Cobb earn Big 12 baseball weekly award honors for games played March 14-20. This marks the first career honor for all three student-athletes.
Over the past five games, Gardner is hitting a team-leading .688 overall (11-for-16) with two RBIs over the past five games.
WACO — Stephen Smith recorded four hits and two RBIs Sunday afternoon while Tyler Floyd drove in three runs of his own to push No. 25 Texas Tech to a 6-5 victory over Baylor at Baylor Ballpark.
The Red Raiders (12-7; 2-1) claimed the series with the victory, their first series win to open Big 12 play since traveling to Texas in 2013. Tech has now won three of the last four series against Baylor (8-11; 1-2) dating back to the 2013 season.
WACO — Texas Tech right-handed pitcher Davis Martin tossed six shutout innings Friday afternoon, leading the 25th-ranked Red Raiders to a 5-0 shutout of Baylor in the Big 12 Conference opener at Baylor Ballpark.
Martin, who is just the first Tech freshman to start a Big 12 opener since current big-leaguer AJ Ramos in 2006, was effective from the beginning, retiring Baylor in order in four of the first five frames.
The Red Raiders continue the series Saturday at 3 p.m. (FOX College Sports).
TEXAS TECH VS. BAYLOR
FRIDAY-SUNDAY (FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST)
Freshman right-hander Davis Martin is slated to start Friday’s Big 12 opening game at Baylor. He will be the first freshman to start a Big 12 opener for Texas Tech since current Miami Marlin A.J. Ramos in 2006 against Texas.
So far this season, Martin has accumulated a 3.07 ERA and is 1-0 on the season. He has given up five runs off 11 hits while striking out 10 batters.
TEXAS TECH VS. UT-ARLINGTON
7 P.M. TUESDAY, GLOBE LIFE PARK, ARLINGTON
Rain ends four-game set early
The series finale between Texas Tech and No. 12 California was canceled due to inclement weather Sunday. Due to those circumstances, the Red Raiders split a pair of games played Saturday (11-8 win) and Friday (9-2 loss).
BERKELEY, Calif. — Cory Raley connected on a pair of home runs Saturday afternoon, including a three-run shot in the seventh inning, propelling No. 25 Texas Tech to an 11-8 victory over No. 9 California at a rain-soaked Evans Diamond.
The victory evened the series for the Red Raiders (9-6), who picked their third win over a top-10 team already this season. Tech is now 4-4 this season against ranked opponents.
TEXAS TECH AT NO. 12 CALIFORNIA
9 P.M. FRIDAY; 4 P.M. AND 8 P.M. SATURDAY; 3 P.M. SUNDAY
Rescheduling Oral Roberts
Texas Tech’s match-up against Oral Roberts in Frisco on Tuesday was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The two teams will reschedule but have not set a date yet.
The Texas Tech baseball team’s game slated for Tuesday in Frisco against Oral Roberts has been postponed due to impending weather.
No makeup date has been announced at this time.
The Red Raiders will travel to Berkeley, California, to take on California over the weekend. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 9 p.m.
Cal, ranked No. 9 by Baseball America, is coming off a four-game sweep of Texas in Austin, winning the final game after trailing by seven runs with two outs in the eighth inning.