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.
The Texas Tech baseball team played New Mexico State to a close nine innings, but couldn't get its offense going late to finish out its series opener with a win over the Aggies.
The No. 23 Red Raiders fell to New Mexico State 7-6 at Rip Griffin Park Tuesday.
Tech (6-3) will continue its series with New Mexico State (6-2) at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rip Griffin Park.
TEXAS TECH VS. NEW MEXICO STATE
6:30 P.M. TUESDAY; 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY
DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK
The Red Raiders finished the Shriners College Classic with a 2-1 record with wins over No. 9 Houston on Friday and No. 6 Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
But the 10-6 loss Sunday to No. 18 Arkansas still burns.
“It definitely leaves you with a little bitter taste in your mouth,” coach Tim Tadlock said. “Hopefully we’ll learn from Sunday.”
HOUSTON — Michael Bernal hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning as No. 18 Arkansas erased an early five-run deficit and beat No. 23 Texas Tech 10-6 Sunday in the Shriners College Classic, snapping the Red Raiders’ five-game winning streak.
Trailing 5-0 after one inning, the Razorbacks rallied for four runs in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth to lead 8-5.
Tucker Pennell had three hits for Arkansas (8-0), Clark Eagan homered and drove in two runs and Bernal had two hits. Tech (6-2) had beaten top-10 teams each of the previous two days.