No. 3 Texas Tech suffered their first loss of the season against No. 5 Kentucky on Friday night.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders took the lead early on in the game with a two-RBI double down the first base line from Young that allowed both Gabe Holt and Kurt Wilson to score. Holt scored again later in the game thanks to an infield single from Jung. Prior to tonight’s game, Holt’s hitting average was .429 with a single homerun and 10 RBIs for the season. His slugging percentage was .625.
Texas Tech used multiple pitchers in Friday’s game. They used a total of six to be exact. Davis Martin was the starting pitcher for the Red Raiders. He pitched for three innings but allowed three runs and two walks. Junior Ty Harpenau replaced Martin in the fourth, but only pitched for 1.2 innings after allowing three runs and two walks. He was replaced by freshman Richard Gilbert for just a few plays in the inning. He too was replaced after allowing another run. Freshman Nick Candelarie took over in the sixth only to be replaced by Sophomore John Henry Gonzalez later in the inning. He pitched for two innings during which Kentucky managed two more runs. Sophomore Andrew Davis finished the game allowing another run.
Perhaps the most impressive play of the night came from Grant Little in the seventh inning as he made a spectacular catch to end to the 7th inning. Red Raiders tried to catch up late in the ball game with Michael Davis’ two-run single allowing John McMillon and Cody Masters to score, but it was not enough.
Red Raiders fell to the University of Kentucky Wildcats 10-7. They will face the Wildcats again on Saturday and Sunday.