Preview & Series Thread: Texas vs. Texas Tech

Big series.

Series Details

Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-4,0-0)
Bad Guys: Texas Longhorns (18-5, 0-0)
When to Watch: Friday, March 25th – Sunday, March 27th
Where to Watch: Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park | Lubbock, Texas
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
Series Notes: Preview | PDF
Weather: Mostly Sunny

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Big 12 play has arrived for No. 16 Texas Tech, and it kicks off at home versus No. 2 Texas. After two-straight meetings in the series in Austin, it will be the Red Raiders’ first time to host the Longhorns since 2018 due to COVID-19 halting the conference schedule in 2020. Friday’s meeting will be the 169th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Texas. Since the Tim Tadlock era started in 2013, the series between the two programs is knotted, 13-13.
This weekend, John Harris and Mike Gustafson will call the game from inside Rip Griffin Park as coverage will be provided via Big 12 Now on ESPN+. The broadcast can be accessed from any desktop or laptop computer, any personal cellular device and television streaming services using the ESPN app. Registration for the subscription service can be found at

Texas Tech Sports Network will also broadcast the game over 46 affiliates throughout the state of Texas and New Mexico as Jamie Lent will have the call alongside analyst, Texas Tech baseball alum, Cam Warren.

Team Stats

Texas Tech

Game 1 | Friday, March 25th

First Pitch: 6:30 p.m.
Television: WatchESPN
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Texas Tech Probable Starter: RHP Andrew Morris (2-0, 4.84)
Texas Probable Starter: LHP Pete Hansen (4-0, 2.57)
Final Score: Texas Tech 5, Texas 4
Winning Pitcher: Josh Sanders (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Aaron Nixon (0-1)
Key Hitters: Jace Jung 1-4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI; Easton Murrell 1-4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI; Hudson White 1-2, HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB;
Key Pitchers: Andrew Morris 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO; Colin Clark 1.0 IP; 2 H, 1 ER, 1 SO; Trendan Parish 0.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER; Derek Bridges 1.0 IP; Josh Sanders 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 SO
Links: Recap | Box Score

Bottom of the 10th, tied 4-4 between No. 16 Texas Tech and No. 2 Texas at Rip Griffin Park in front of a sold-out crowd, and the Red Raiders were down to their last out of the frame with runners on second and third base. That was the moment senior Kurt Wilson took matters into his own hands, stealing home (watch) to give Texas Tech the 5-4 extra-innings win in the most unlikely of ways to kick off a three-game series Friday night to open Big 12 play.

Game 2 | Saturday, March 26th

First Pitch: 2:00 p.m.
Television: WatchESPN
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Texas Tech Probable Starter: RHP Brandon Birdsell (3-1, 1.80)
Texas Probable Starter: RHP Tristan Stevens (4-1, 1.17)
Final Score: Texas Tech 16, Texas 12
Winning Pitcher: Derekk Bridges (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Aaron Nixon (0-2)
Key Hitters: Kurt Wilson 2-5, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI; Easton Murrell 2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI; Cole Stilwell 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI; Owen Washburn 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB; Parker Kelly 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Key Pitchers: Brandon Birdsell 5.0 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 7 SO; Jamie Hitt 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB; Shay Hartis 1.0 IP, 1 H; Brandon Beckel 1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO; Bo Blessie 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO; Derek Bridges 0.2 IP, 2 H
Links: Recap | Box Score

He did it again. Senior Kurt Wilson followed up his dramatic steal of home on Friday night to defeat No. 2 Texas with a walk-off grand slam on Saturday to give No. 16 Texas Tech a 16-12 win and clinch the weekend series. Both wins for Texas Tech against Texas came in the 10th inning, both in front of sell-out crowds at Rip Griffin Park.

Every time Texas Tech needed an answer on Saturday, they delivered for the resilient win. Overcoming a four-run deficit in the bottom of the eighth, and a one-run deficit in the bottom of the 10th to ultimately improve to 13-0 at home.

Game 3 | Sunday, March 27th

First Pitch: 2:00 p.m.
Television: WatchESPN
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Texas Tech Probable Starter: LHP Mason Molina (1-2, 2.70)
Texas Probable Starter: LHP Lucas Gordon (1-1, 1.61)
Final Score: Texas 12, Texas Tech 1
Winning Pitcher: Lucas Gordon (2-1)
Losing Pitcher: Mason Molina (1-3)
Key Hitters: Easton Murrell 3-4, 1 R; Cole Stilwell 1-4; Ty Coleman 1-3; Owen Washburn 1-3
Key Pitchers: Mason Molina 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO; Josh Sanders 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 SO; Kyle Robinson 0.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER
Jase Lopez 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER
Links: Recap | Box Score

No. 16 Texas Tech fell 12-1 to No. 2 Texas in the series finale on Sunday at Rip Griffin Park. The contest ended with a run-rule after the seventh inning, soon-after Texas exploded for seven runs in the top half of the seventh. In league play, a 10-run, run-rule, is in effect on Sundays after seven innings are completed.


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