1. Red Raider of the Game
Steven Gingery. The freshman pitcher threw 5 innings and only gave up 2 hits. Baylor didn't have any runs when Gingery came out of the game, and Tech looked to be in command of the game, up 2-0. Both games this weekend have had a freshman start, and both have been great starts. The young pitching was a big question mark coming in to this season, and they have been great to start Big 12 play.
2. Play That Impacted the Game
As good as the freshmen pitchers were, relief and junior pitcher Ryan Moseley was not very good, and continues to struggle this season. In the 7th, Moseley allowed 5 of 6 batters to reach base with a double, walk, and 3 consecutive singles. In a low scoring game, Baylor was able to put up 3 on the scoreboard rather quickly to tie the game before taking the lead in the 8th.
3. Stat of the Game
9 runners were left on base throughout the game, including 2 in both the 6th and the 7th innings. In a low scoring game, blown opportunities can come back to haunt you and it did on Saturday. A problem that came up way too frequently last year has returned, and seems to be bigger in our losses.
4. Forgotten Play of the Game
After Neslony started off the 4th with a walk, Gute came up and launched a deep ball over the fence in left field. The power hitter from Mission is looking to have a great senior year, and although it was his only hit of the afternoon, it was an important one, putting tech up early in the game.
5. Big Reason Tech Lost the Game
It's tough to place the loss on one player, but Moseley's 7th inning was not good, with multiple runners getting on base, and it could have been worse if not for an inning ending double play. Between the bad 7th and not scoring when we had the opportunity, we needed zero mistakes to win a low scoring game, and that just didn't happen on Saturday.
The series finale will be at 1:05pm, and will be aired on Fox Sports Southwest Plus, with Ty Harpenau expected to start.