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Texas Tech Drops the Series Finale, Losing 17-1

The Red Raiders get blown out at home, and are run-ruled by the Horns

1. Red Raider of the Game

In a game as bad as today's, nobody really deserved this, but senior pitcher Dalton Brown pitched 1.1 innings, retiring 4 batters, and was helped by a double play after a runner reached safely after an error. He came in at the top of the 5th, inheriting the bases fully loaded, but was able to get Gurwitz to pop out on the 2nd pitch. Dalton and Parker Mshinski were the only Red Raider pitchers to leave the game unblemished.

2. Play That Impacted the Game

The 2nd inning was rather ugly and proved to be an omen for the rest of the afternoon. There was a stolen base, a wild pitch, a passed ball, and a batter hit in addition to a 3-run home run. The Horns scored 3 runs on only 2 hits, never looking back.

3. Stat of the Game

Free bases. Errors, hit batters, and walks all lead to a free base, and UT had 12. Tech only had 5, in addition to only 4 hits as the offense struggled today right out of the gate. Texas also won the extra base hit category 9-1.

4. Forgotten Play of the Game

The only run for tech came in the 5th inning when it was already 13-0, and Texas wasn't really concerned with anything the Red Raiders could do. Catcher Tyler Floyd hit a deep shot to left field over the wall to get the ugly zero off the scoreboard and make it somewhat less embarrassing for the sold out crowd.

5. Big Reason Tech Lost the Game

Any time you allow innings of 3, 5, and 5 runs you aren't going to have much luck unless your bats are on fire, and that was certainly not the case. Texas showed today why they were able to take a series from Big 12 favorite TCU, whom Tech will play next weekend. It was just not a good day for the Red Raiders, and sometimes you have games like that. Hopefully Tech got all their bad baseball out of their system as they head on the road for the next few series, starting with a 2-game set against Abilene Christian.