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Preview & Game Thread: Texas Tech vs. West Virginia

Mountaineers again (and maybe again).

Game Details

Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (38-16, 16-8)
Bad Guys: West Virginia (36-18, 13-11)
When to Watch: Saturday, May 25th @ after completion of TCU/Baylor
Where to Watch: Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
How to Watch: FOX College Sports
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
Game Notes: Not available
Live Stats: SideArm Stats
Weather:

Bracket

Previously for Texas Tech

Final Score: Texas Tech 7, Kansas State 4
Winning Pitcher: Micah Dallas (5-0)
Losing Pitcher: J. Wicks (6-3)
Key Hitters: Josh Jung 3-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB; Cameron Warren 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI; Gabe Holt 2-5, 1 RBI; Kurt Wilson 2-4
Links: Recap | Box Score (PDF)

The No. 7 Texas Tech baseball team opened up a 5-1 lead through three innings and diffused a late push by Kansas State for a 7-4 win to open the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Wednesday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The Red Raiders (37-15) piled up 14 hits with three apiece from senior Cameron Warren and junior Josh Jung and multi-hit games from sophomores Gabe Holt and Kurt Wilson. It’s the second time Tech has won its opener at the event since 2005.

Final Score: West Virginia 5, Texas Tech 1
Winning Pitcher: A Manoah (9-3)
Losing Pitcher: Caleb Kilian (8-3)
Key Hitters: Gabe Holt 1-3, 1 R; Brian Klien 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Cody Masters 1-4; Kurt Wilson 1-4
Links: Recap | Box Score (PDF)

Junior right-hander Caleb Kilian (8-3) struck out nine over seven innings, but a key triple sparked a two-run fourth and No. 7 Texas Tech baseball fell to No. 17 West Virginia, 5-1, on Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The Red Raiders (37-16) got on the board first in the third inning, but Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Alek Manoah (9-3) stymied the Red Raiders from there in eight innings of work. The Mountaineers (36-18) move on to face the winner of Texas Tech and Kansas on Saturday.

Sophomore Gabe Holt scored the only run of the game for Tech in the third when he reached on one of four hit-by-pitches for the Red Raiders on the day. A double from sophomore Dylan Neuse moved him to third, before a sacrifice fly from junior Brian Klein brought him home to make it a 1-0 game.

Final Score: Texas Tech 7, Kansas 5
Winning Pitcher: Connor Queen (4-0); S: Dane Haveman (1)
Losing Pitcher: R. Cyr (4-7)
Key Hitters: Gabe Holt 3-4, 1 R, 3 RBI, HR; Josh Jung 1-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, HR; Cameron Warren 2-4; Kurt Wilson 1-3, 1 R, 3 RBI, HR; Cole Stilwell 1-2, 1 R
Links: Recap | Box Score (PDF)

No. 7 Texas Tech baseball climbed out of a 4-0 hole thanks to three home runs in the sixth and seventh innings to grab a 7-5 win over Kansas Friday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and secure a spot in the semifinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.

Junior Josh Jung and sophomore Kurt Wilson homered in the sixth and sophomore Gabe Holt hit the deciding dinger in the seventh to send the Red Raiders (38-16) past the Jayhawks (32-26). This is the first time since 2000 Tech has won multiple games at the event.

Holt’s home run came in a 5-5 game with a man on first and no outs in the seventh. The Bonaire, Ga., native sent the first pitch he saw over a Big 12 Championship banner in center field to provide the winning runs. It was his third home run of the season and the third time he has driven in the game-winning RBI in the seventh inning or later this year.

Other Big 12 Scores and Schedules

Scores:

Texas Tech 7, Kansas 5
TCU 5, Baylor 2 (suspended at the end of 7th, unplayable field)

Schedules:

– TCU 5, Baylor 2 @ 9:00 a.m. to be continued
– Texas Tech vs. West Virginia @ after completion of TCU/Baylor
– Oklahoma State vs. Winner of TCU/Baylor @ after completion of Texas Tech vs West Virginia
– Texas Tech vs. West Virginia (if Texas Tech wins)
– Oklahoma State vs. Winner of TCU/Baylor (if either TCU/Baylor win)

News, News, News, News

A-J Media’s Don Williams – Red Raiders rally past KU, stay alive at Big 12 tournament:

Midway through an elimination game Friday at the Big 12 tournament, Kansas outfielders retired four Texas Tech batters in a row by catching fly balls either on or going onto the warning track.

The Red Raiders kept swinging and finally summoned the needed muscle.

Josh Jung, Kurt Wilson and Gabe Holt launched home runs in the sixth and seventh innings that lifted Tech to a 7-5 victory, keeping the Red Raiders alive in the Big 12 tournament at Bricktown Ballpark.

Jung’s solo shot and Wilson’s two-run drive took Tech from a 4-2 deficit to a 5-4 lead in the sixth. After Kansas’ Brett Vosik connected to tie it 5-5 in the top of the seventh, the Red Raiders answered. Cole Stilwell drew a leadoff walk, and Holt sent a ball out near the 415-foot sign in the left-center-field corner.

The homer was the ninth in two years for Holt, who’s better known for his speed that’s produced 54 career stolen bases.

“I just went up there and tried to put a good swing it,” he said. “Y’all saw the wind today, blowing out to left, so I hit it hard and luckily the wind took it. I thought it was going to be off the wall, but luckily it got over.”

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