1. Red Raider of the Game
Freshman Davis Martin was again rock steady on a Friday night. He is now 8-0, the only freshman pitcher in the nation with at least 8 wins while staying undefeated. He pitched 5 strong innings, giving up only 5 hits and 2 runs. After 14 appearances this year, Davis has allowed 18 runs on 51 hits over 60.1 innings to back Tech to a win on every Big 12 series opener this year.
2. Play That Impacted the Game
With 2 outs in the top of the 6th and the game tied at 1, Gute hit a 2-RBI double to jumpstart the offense for Tech. It was the 14th double of the year for Gute and the 56th of his career. The Red Raiders would go on to score in every inning the rest of the game, scoring 7 over the final 3 innings.
3. Stat of the Game
Hitting with 2-outs has been a very strong suit for tech this year, and last night was no exception. They went 5-12 at the plate with 2 outs, as opposed to Kansas' 0-9. Tech also hit .450 with runners on base and .500 with runners in scoring position.
4. Forgotten Play of the Game
With 1 out in the bottom of the 3rd and 2 men on, Garcia dove and tossed the ball to 2nd for a fielder's choice out. If that ball had gotten into the outfield, it would have definitely scored 1, and possibly 2 runs. Instead Tech recorded the 2nd out and the next batter was struck out to end the inning.
5. Big Reason Tech Won the Game
Tech was able to get to the Kansas bullpen, scoring 7 runs after starter Krauth was pulled in the 6th inning after Gute's 2-run double. 3 times Tech had a runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs, and all 3 times the batter at the plate reached safely. Strong pitching from Martin, Howard, and Shetter helped keep the Jayhawks from doing much damage and the Tech lineup took over in the late stages of the game.
Game 2 has a 1st pitch scheduled for 2:00pm on ESPN3