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Texas Tech 7, Oklahoma 8

Texas Tech Baseball

Another game, another loss. The Red Raiders lose in the bottom of the 10th inning on a walk-off home run by OU's Joe Dunigan, 8-7. This team is snakebit, plain and simple. Starting pitcher Colt Hynes was, again, okay as he gave up 9 hits, 5 runs, all earned, while striking out 1 and walking 1. Each reliever gave up a run and Chris Ortmeier gave up the winning shot. Offensively, shortstop Kyle Martin had 3 hits and 3 RBI, which included another home run, and left fielder Chris Richburg had 1 hit with 2 RBI.

LAJ's George Watson has a game story and has this on the end of the year and a note from Coach Hays:

With two of its victories this season over non-Division I teams, Tech is now assured of a losing record against Division I squads, and will need a win today to avoid its first overall losing record since Hays' first season in 1987. The loss ensures Tech's last-place finish in the Big 12 and another will give Tech its worst record ever in Big 12 play.

"We're trying to finish the season on a good note, play hard, trying to come together as a team these last few games and hopefully mess things up for (Oklahoma)," Richburg said. "We just have to do the same thing (today), come out and try to get over this one, just come out and battle and go home with a win."

I'll say it again, I think that Coach Hays is a positive influence on these kids, but it's just not showing up with wins and losses. I don't know why, but I believe in Coach Hays and think he's a good coach, but he and his team have just had a horrible year.