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.
The Red Raiders struggled to get things going offensively as No. 23 Texas Tech fell to No. 22 Cal State Fullerton 4-1.
Overall, the Red Raiders finished with four hits Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
“You don’t have that many opportunities in a game when a guy is limiting base runners,” Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock said. “I don’t know how many men we had in scoring position, but it wasn’t very many.”
Timmy Richards led things off for Fullerton with a home run over the left field wall in the first inning.
Blake Quinn entered Friday’s contest with a 3.97 ERA and 11 strikeouts on the season while giving up five runs off of six hits.
The Cal State Fullerton right-hander shut the Red Raiders down as the No. 22 Titans defeated No. 23 Texas Tech 7-3.
Under the lights at Rip Griffin Park, the junior right-hander set a new career high with 10 strikeouts in the game.
The Red Raiders’ first hit came in the bottom of the second off a double by senior Eric Gutierrez, his sixth of the season.
NO. 23 TEXAS TECH VS. NO. 22 CAL STATE FULLERTON
6:30 P.M. FRIDAY; 11:30 A.M. SATURDAY; NOON SUNDAY
DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK
The Texas Tech baseball team split a pair of game against the visiting Aggies, dropping the first game 7-6 before winning the final 14-2 on Wednesday.
Texas Tech’s Steven Gingery may have turned in a magnificent 12-strikeout performance on the mound, but it was his offense that did most of the work on a blustery Wednesday afternoon at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Steven Gardner and Tyler Neslony went 7 for 9 with five RBIs, including back-to-back home runs in the second inning, as the No. 23 Red Raiders went on to defeat New Mexico State 14-2 in a non-conference game.