Prairie View A&M (15-18, 8-9) vs. Texas Tech (29-11, 9-7)
Official Site Notes
Location: Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park | Lubbock, TX
OUTFIELD: LF: Alec Humphreys | CF: Stephen Smith | RF: Adam Kirsch
INFIELD: 3B: Jake Barrios | SS: Ryan Long | 2B: Bryant Burleson | 1B Eric Gutierrez | C: Hunter Redman | DH: Matt Broadbent
Game 1: Thursday, April 17th @ 6:30 pm
Texas Tech Starting Pitcher: RHP Ryan Moseley (0-1, 2.49)
Prairie View A&M Starting Pitcher: RHP Jonathan Mata (3-5, 4.44)
Final Score & Box Score: Prairie View A&M 3, Texas Tech 4 - Recap - Box Score - LAJ - DT
Texas Tech received 6 strong innings from first-time starter Ryan Moseley, who gave up 6 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout and just 1 run in his first win of the year. Dominic Moreno earned his first save of the year with 2.1 innings, giving up 2 hits and no runs, but striking out 7. The offense got on the board early as Eric Gutierrez hit a 2-run home run in the first inning and Tyler Neslony continues to be terrific offensively as he had a double in the 5th inning, scoring Tim Proudfoot and Stephen Smith.
Game 2: Friday, April 18th @ 6:37 pm
Texas Tech Starting Pitcher: TBA
Prairie View A&M Starting Pitcher: RHP A.J. Helms (2-4, 5.98)
Final Score & Box Score: Prairie View A&M 0, Texas Tech 8 - Recap - Box Score - LAJ
Texas Tech made this one look easy. Dylan Dusek, a true freshman, started, pitched 6.2 innings and moved his record to 5-0 on the year. Dusek pitched only 4 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, and almost 70% of his pitches were strikes. Corey Taylor and Johnathon Tripp finished up the game with about an inning each. Stephen Smith had 3 hits at the top of the order, going 3-4 on the day, while Tyler Neslony continues his hitting ways, going 2-3. Adam Kirsch homered, his 6th of the year. Tim Proudfoot also went 3-4 with 2 RBI, and Matt Broadbent pinch hit in his only plate attempt and knocked in 2 runs.
Game 3: Saturday, April 19th @ 2:00 pm
Texas Tech Starting Pitcher: LHP Chris Sadberry (3-1, 2.68)
Prairie View A&M Starting Pitcher: RHP Chadd Flick (1-3, 6.54)
Final Score & Box Score: Prairie View A&M 0, Texas Tech 13 - Recap - Box Score - LAJ
Chris Sadberry doesn't allow a hit in his 4 innings of work, and Texas Tech allows just two hits for the entire game, by reliever Ty Damron, who gets the win, and Dalton Brown finishes the final frame without allowing the hit. Texas Tech run-ruled Prairie View A&M so the game was only 7 innings deep, but in those 7 innings, the Red Raiders hammered out 11 hits and scored 13 runs. Every starter had a hit. Bryant Burleson was 2-4 for the day, as was Eric Gutierrez. Jake Barrios was 1-1 with 3 RBI on the day, while Matt Broadbent was 1-3 with 2 RBI.
Texas Tech is now 32-11 and have now won 8 games in a row. This was also Texas Tech's 1,000th win as a program. Texas Tech has three Big 12 series remaining, at home against Oklahoma, at Kansas and finishing out the regular season against West Virginia at home.