Long's hit, strong pitching boost Tech
HOUSTON — Ryan Long hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the sixth inning and No. 23 Texas Tech upended No. 9 Houston 3-2 Friday to open the College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
Long’s base hit through the right side came off Cougars starter Andrew Lantrip (1-1) with two outs in the sixth inning and scored Eric Gutierrez and Tyler Neslony for a 3-1 lead.
Junior lefthander Hayden Howard (1-0) pitched three innings of relief for the victory, and freshman righthander Davis Martin worked a scoreless ninth for his second save.