1. Red Raider of the Game
Freshman starting pitcher Steven Gingery was brilliant today, throwing 7 scoreless innings while Tech cruised to a big lead. He only allowed 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4, only facing 3 batters in 5 of his 7 innings thanks to a pair of inning-ending double plays in the 4th and 5th innings.
2. Play That Impacted the Game
The Red Raider bats had one of their best innings this season in the 3rd, scoring 6 runs on 6 hits, 5 of which were extra base hits. Davis, Smith, Gardner, and Gute all hit doubles and Tyler Neslony hit a 3-run home run to put Tech ahead 6-0. It was the 12th time that Tech scored at least 4 runs in an inning of a game against a Big 12 opponent, and are now 9-0 in those games.
3. Stat of the Game
Leadoff hitters for Kansas went 0-9 today, never getting a man on base with 0 outs. Tech was able to get ahead in every inning, and Kansas was only able to mount any pressure in the 9th inning when the game was all but over.
4. Forgotten Play of the Game
The only rough spot for Gingery today was in the 2nd inning after a pair of 2-out singles put runners on the corners for the Jayhawks. DH TJ Martin flew out to left field to end the threat.
5. Big Reason Tech Won the Game
Another great start by a member of the young pitching staff backed by some powerful bats gave Tech another conference win, and clinched another series. Tech is now 6-1 in Big 12 series, with a chance to sweep the Jayhawks tomorrow. They are currently 3 games ahead of OSU, and have lowered their magic number to win the conference down to 2. A win tomorrow would make it very hard for OSU to get ahead, and would eliminate TCU.
The series finale has a 1st pitch at 10:00am tomorrow as they try and avoid possible inclement weather in Lawrence.