SCORE: Texas Tech 3, East Carolina 1
HITS: Texas Tech 7, East Carolina 12
ERRORS: Texas Tech 1, East Carolina 1
BIGGEST IMPACT PLAY:
Let’s talk about a little play involving a young man named Tyler Floyd. As a base hit was hit in the top of the 9th with two outs, Floyd turned home.
Tyler Floyd did not beat the ball, but he definitely beat the tag.
The replay shows this, but the play is not reviewable for some unfathomably stupid reason. The ump, who did not have a good angle, called Floyd out. This changed the momentum of the game, as well as took a tiebreaking run away from Texas Tech.
Now let’s talk about a play from Eric Gutierrez. He was statistically abysmal up until the 13th.
Then he drove in two runs to win the game for Texas Tech. The All-American came through.
STAT OF THE GAME:
ECU’s Jimmy Boyd hit 4 batters. He hit Orlando Garcia twice in a row. Whoever hits the least batters wins the game. That’s how the game should go, in my opinion.
Texas Tech also turned 4 double plays. 4 is a good stat as well.
FORGOTTEN PLAY OF THE GAME:
Facing loaded bases and only 1 out in the 3rd, Stephen Gingery struck out a batter and forced a dribbling grounder to get out of the inning. Texas Tech played excellent in the infield all day long, and this was a stellar defensive sequence in a difficult early spot.
RED RAIDER OF THE GAME:
Robert Duggar did not have a single run scored on him in 5 innings. He brought new meaning to the term “closer”.
BIG REASON TEXAS TECH WON:
Defense, defense, defense. Robert Duggar and Stephen Gingery DEALT when it mattered the most. Gute played amazingly at 1st base. Just an all-around great defensive performance.