Preview & Series Thread: Texas Tech vs. Kansas

On the road in Lawrence.

Series Details

Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (22-5, 2-1)
Bad Guys: Kansas Jayhawks (9-14, 0-3)
When to Watch: Friday, April 1st – Sunday, April 3rd
Where to Watch: Hoglund Ballpark | Lawrence, Kansas
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
Series Notes: Preview | PDF
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 68-41

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A five-game road trip is on deck, starting with a trip to Kansas as Big 12 play resumes on Friday following Texas Tech’s six-game homestand that wrapped up this past Wednesday. The road swing continues next Tuesday and Wednesday in Phoenix, Ariz. for a pair of games at Grand Canyon before Tech returns back to Lubbock for its next home game, Friday, April 8 against Kansas State.
This weekend, Josh Klingler and Kevin Wheeler will call the game from inside Hoglund 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 Geoff Haxton will have the call alongside analyst, Jamie Lent.

Team Stats

Texas Tech

Game 1 | Friday, April 1st

First Pitch: 6:00 p.m.
Television: ESPN+
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Texas Tech Probable Starter: RHP Andrew Morris (2-0, 4.13)
Kansas Probable Starter: LHP Daniel Hegarty (2-2, 7.23)
Final Score: Texas Tech 8, Kansas 2
Winning Pitcher: Andrew Morris (3-0)
Losing Pitcher: D. Hegarty (2-3)
Key Hitters: Cole Stilwell 2-3, HR 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB; Jace Jung 3-4, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 BB; Hudson White 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB; Parker Kelly 2-4, 1 R; Kurt Wilson 1-5, 2 RBI
Key Pitchers: Andrew Morris 8.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO; Trendan Parish 1.0 IP
Links: Recap | Box Score

Game 2 | Saturday, April 2nd

First Pitch: 1:00 p.m.
Television: ESPN+
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Texas Tech Probable Starter: RHP Brandon Birdsell (3-1, 2.70)
Kansas Probable Starter: RHP Cole Larsen (0-4, 5.15)
Final Score: Texas Tech 28, Kansas 2
Winning Pitcher: Brandon Birdsell (4-1)
Losing Pitcher: C. Larsen (0-5)
Key Hitters: Easton Murrell 3-5, 1 R, 4 RBI; Jace Jung 3-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB; Kurt Wilson 3-6, HR 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB; Owen Washburn 2-4, HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Hudson White 5-6, 5 R, 5 RBI, 1 BB; Sam Hunt 4-5, 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB; Parker Kelly 1-4, HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB
Key Pitchers: Brandon Birdsell 5.0 IP, 2 BB, 8 SO; Colin Clark 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 SO; Bo Blessie 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R; Chase Champton 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO
Links: Recap | Box Score

When Texas Tech’s bats are hot, and Brandon Birdsell is starting, that’s a lethal combination. On Saturday, that recipe produced a dominant 28-2 victory at Kansas for the Red Raiders at Hoglund Ballpark.

It was the second time in 2022, and the eighth time in program history, Texas Tech scored 28 runs or more. On March 15, Tech used a program record 16-run inning to skyrocket its run total to 28 against New Mexico in a home game. Today, on the road, it was an even distribution of offense, as the Red Raiders scored four runs or more in four different innings, with a high of eight in the sixth inning. It marked the first time since March 14, 2012, a Texas Tech team scored four or more runs in four different innings since facing Alabama A&M.

Game 3 | Sunday, April 3rd

First Pitch: 1:00 p.m.
Television: ESPN+
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Texas Tech Probable Starter: LHP Mason Molina (1-3, 3.28)
Kansas Probable Starter: RHP Ryan Vanderhei (3-2, 4.81)
Final Score: Kansas 8, Texas Tech 5
Winning Pitcher: R Vanderhei (4-2); S. Hewlett (S, 1)
Losing Pitcher: Mason Molina (1-4)
Key Hitters: Hudson White 2-2, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB; Ty Coleman 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI; Kurt Wilson 1-5, 2 RBI
Key Pitchers: Mason Molina 4.0 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO; Josh Sanders 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER; Shay Hartis 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 SO; Trendan Parish 0.2 IP
Links: Recap | Box Score

No. 7 Texas Tech fell 8-5 on Sunday afternoon to Kansas at Hoglund Ballpark. The Red Raiders cut into a 7-2 deficit in the top of the seventh with three runs, but the rally ended, and the Jayhawks tacked on an insurance run in the eighth to avoid being swept.

Tech secured its seventh consecutive series win on Saturday against the Jayhawks, but KU did not allow the Red Raiders to earn their first road sweep in Lawrence since 2016. Four of the Red Raiders’ six losses have come on Sunday this season, as they move to 4-4 on Sundays, but 24-6 for the season.


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