Texas Tech lost the first game of their double-elimination bracket play to TCU, 3-2. Texas Tech as down almost the entire game, by a run and had numerous opportunities to capitalize (as well as a mistake or two), but simply couldn't keep a one-run lead in the 8th inning. TCU scored in the first inning of the game, a sacrifice fly, and the game would remain 1-0 for the better part of 7 innings. Texas Tech scored 2 in the 8th inning, largely the result of a Tyler Neslony triple. A throwing error in the 8th inning by Alec Humprheys led to two TCU runs and that was the ball game (as an aside, I was able to watch most of the game, through 7 innings, but missed all of the 8th inning heroics and 9th inning defeat).
Chris Sadberry was terrific for Texas Tech going 7 innings, allowing just 3 hits, 2 walks and striking out 5. Adam Kirsch was 2-4 for the day and Neslony was the only person that drove in any runs, with those 2 RBI in the 8th inning off of that triple.
Texas Tech will play the loser between Ole Miss and Virginia on Tuesday at 2:00 pm.