The No. 5 Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team got their 30th win of the season in a 20-9 blowout of the New Mexico Lobos in Albuquerque. This game was an offensive explosion for both teams as there were 29 combined runs in the ballgame. This game was a midweek break between series against Kansas State and No. 15 Oklahoma.
Ryan Sublette once again got the midweek start for the team, only lasting one inning giving up three runs off of 31 pitches. The Lobos led the game 3-2 after the first inning. Jose Quezada got his fourth win of the season and was the only pitcher on either team to not give up either run. He pitched the second and third innings, giving up zero hits, zero runs, and only walking one batter on 24 pitches.
Caleb Freeman came on in the fourth and pitched two innings as well. He allowed five hits and two runs (one earned) on 29 pitches. Ryan Shetter and Kurt Wilson also made appearances and held the lead for the Red Raiders. This pitching staff had an okay day, however, when your offense gives you 20 runs, your pitching staff doesn’t have to worry about giving up too many runs.
Josh Jung led the offense for the Red Raiders, going five for five, hitting for the cycle. This is the sixth time a Red Raider has hit for the cycle. Jung had two home runs on the day, his sixth and seventh on the season. Jung also had eight RBI, a season-high for him. Grant Little added four RBI on two hits and one home run. Micheal Davis also hit a home run in the ninth inning, bringing home Cameron Warren who had three hits on the day. Four triples were also recorded, the second most in a game this season.
This offensive outburst is something that has been routine of late for the team as they have scored 76 runs in the last four games. They will go on to face the Big 12 leading Oklahoma Sooners this weekend, and if this team continues this hot streak, I don’t know any team that can stop them.
What do you think of the blowout of the New Mexico Lobos? How long do you think this hot streak can last? Let us know in the comment section below.