The Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the Kansas Jayhawks, 15-6, on Friday afternoon in 30º weather.
Three pitchers took over for the Red Raiders on Friday afternoon in Lawrence. Davis Martin was first on the mound. He went five innings and allowed three hits, two runs, and five strikeouts over 76 pitches. Connor Queen entered to pitch in the sixth. In a little over three innings he allowed six hits and four runs over 68 pitches. Queen was replaced by Andrew Davis in the ninth with two away. He finished the game with no runs and no hits.
If you couldn’t tell from the score, offense dominated this game. A single to left field from Josh Jung scored Holt to make the score 4-1 in the second. He followed this with a double to the left-center allowing Holt and Farhat to score. Jung finished the game with 3 RBIs. With bases loaded, Cameron Warren stepped up to the plate to hit a double to left field which allowed Grant Little and Josh Jung to score. Warren finished the game with 2 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .750.
The first home run of the afternoon came from Zach Rheams in the third. This makes it Rheam’s sixth home run of the season. He also managed another RBI after with a single to right field scoring Klein. He finished the game with two RBIs, three hits, three runs, and a slugging percentage of 1.2.
The hero of the night was Gabe Holt. First he hits a one-out double to left-center field, scoring Clay Koelzer and Zach Rheams in the second inning, but it was in the fourth inning where he really outdid himself. With bases loaded, he hit a grand slam home run over the right-center field wall that also allowed Farhat, Warren, and Rheams to score. Holt finished the night with four runs, three hits, SIX RBIs, and a slugging percentage of 1.4. This marks his fourth home run of the season.
The Red Raiders face the Jayhawks on Saturday at 2 pm.