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Texas Tech loses late lead and falls to Dallas Baptist 6-5

The Red Raiders led 5-4 in the 8th inning and gave up two runs, resulting in a loss to the Patriots.

The No. 6 Texas Tech Red Raiders fell to the No. 25 Dallas Baptist Patriots by a score of 6-5. This game was back and forth the entire game with the Patriots getting out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Red Raiders battled back to take a 5-2 lead in the 4th inning when the Patriots finished the game on a 4-0 run to win the game.

Ryan Sublette got the start for the Red Raiders and pitched three innings. He gave up 4 hits and two runs on 61 pitches. He was the first of six Red Raider pitchers to throw in this game. Ty Harpeneau came on to pitch the fourth and fifth innings and allowed one run on two hits. He also struck one out and walked one batter. Throwing 31 times, he faced ten batters and struck one out.

Ryan Shetter appeared again in a relief role, as this appears to be his role now as Caleb Kilian has earned the third starter role on the weekend. Shetter pitched one and two-thirds innings and also allowed one run on two hits. Shetter has become a solid relief option for the club after starting in the first half of the season. Jose Quezada got the loss today as he allowed two runs on one hit. Quezada gave up the two runs that gave Dallas Baptist the lead that ultimately won them the game. Kurt Wilson and Dylan Dusek also pitched in the eight innings, they allowed zero runs on one hit between the two of them.

Zach Rheams once again led the offense as his one hit on the day was a three-run blast that gave the team a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning. Brian Klein also had a nice day offensively with three hits and two runs scored. Cody Farhat also had a two-hit game and Zayne Willems had two RBI on his only hit of the day.

It appears the road struggles for this team continue as seven of the team’s eight losses are on the road. This two-game skid for this team might not make the team hit the panic button just yet, but if the team doesn’t get it done at home this weekend against the Kansas State Wildcats, look for the team to make some changes.

What do you think of the team’s loss to Dallas Baptist? Do you think the team is having road struggles? Let us know in the comment section below!