HOUSTON — Trey Masek tossed four innings of three-hit relief, and No. 24 Texas Tech used a four-run sixth inning to break open a tie game for a 10-4 victory over Houston in the final game of the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
Tim Proudfoot’s RBI double — the first of two doubles for the freshman who hit in the second spot in the order for the first time this season — gave Tech (9-3) the lead for good at 5-4. The Red Raiders would then add runs on errors by Cougar infielders and an RBI groundout by Scott LeJeune to push the lead to 8-4.
HOUSTON — One pitch was all No. 7 Arkansas needed to outlast No. 24 Texas Tech on Friday in a 3-1 victory over the Red Raiders in the opening game of the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
Sam Cates’ two-out, two-run home run to right in the bottom of the first inning was all the Razorbacks (10-1) needed thanks to the pitching of right-hander Ryan Stanek, who held Tech (8-2) to a run on six hits and a walk while striking out seven.
The Texas Tech baseball team came through its season-opening nine-game homestand with about as good a feeling as it could.
The 8-1 record is obvious, but the internal results throughout the clubhouse are the confidence gained from seeing solid starting pitching every time out, an opportunistic offense and solid defense despite a low fielding percentage.
In eight cold, foggy minutes Monday night, the Texas Tech baseball team went from the edge of history, to the edge of defeat, to the edge of euphoria.
Freshman shortstop Tim Proudfoot’s one-out triple in the bottom of the ninth scored Brennan Moore from first to give the 24th-ranked Red Raiders a 3-2 victory over Northern Illinois at Rip Griffin Park.
And it earned Proudfoot a face full of shaving cream from his appreciative teammates.
Felled by Fish
Despite being just 2-11 against Texas Tech since the teams began playing in 2004, Northern Illinois coach Ed Mathey has always enjoyed bringing his team to Lubbock to face Texas Tech.
Not even a battle with food poisoning that ran through several members of his team Friday will change that.