1. Red Raider of the Game
Tanner Gardner. He went 2-2 and had a couple walks as well. His 1st hit was an infield single, and he would come around to score on a Smith sac fly. He was able to get on base all 4 times, especially awesome in front of a good crowd.
2. Play That Impacted the Game
In the 6-run 2nd inning, Neslony came up to the plate with the bases loaded and 2 outs. He took a pitch out to right field, way out to right field, for a Grand Slam. Pretty cool to do at an MLB park.
3. Stat of the Game
11-5. UTA would outhit Tech 11-5 in this game, as it was not a great game for the hitters outside of the 2nd inning, but they were able to do enough damage in one inning to pull off the victory.
4. Forgotten Play of the Game
The 6-run 2nd inning would not have been possible without some great patience at the plate. Kholeton Sanchez was able to not swing at any of the 5 pitches he saw and got on base, and would score 2 plays later on the deep shot to right.
5. Big Reason Tech Won the Game
The Red Raiders were able to take advantage of a rough starting performance by UTA and put a 6-spot on the board early. It would be enough, and although UTA would claw back into the game, they never strung too many hits together. Moseley came on in relief again, something that you don't necessarily want to see from your ace and looked to have some trouble with his command again, but it was a much better outing than his work in California. Robert Dugger would come in for the last 2 innings and retire all 6, striking out 3, including a 3-pitch strikeout to end the game.
Conference play starts this weekend as the Red Raiders travel to Waco for a series with the Bears