The No. 9 Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the San Diego Toreros by the score of 11-6 in today’s match-up. For the majority of the game it was back and forth but the Red Raiders were able to pull ahead in the bottom of the sixth inning; cruising to the finish on a 6-0 run.
Ryan Sublette once again got the midweek start, which solidifies that he has now secured that spot. Sublette pitched 3.2 innings, allowing only two runs on seven hits while both walking and striking out three. He threw 65 pitches and gave the team the start they needed. Ryan Shetter then came on to finish the fourth inning then pitched the fifth inning. Shetter allowed one hit and no runs in his time on the mound.
Caleb Freeman followed Shetter, pitching the next two innings and got the win on the day. Freeman allowed only 2 hits, gave up four runs (none of which were earned), walking three and also striking out three. The next two innings were pitched flawlessly by Jose Quezada, Kurt Wilson, and Connor Queen to finish the game. Only one hit was allowed between the three of them, helping to close a game and put it out of reach.
Grant Little got his first start at shortstop - and he performed well. He went 2 for 3 and hit a home run getting 2 RBI and was also walked twice. Josh Jung also had two hits, 2 RBI and similarly walked twice. Zach Rheams led the team with three hits, including a double and an RBI. The Red Raiders played well offensively and the three-headed hydra of Little, Jung and Rheams continue to lead this offense as postseason approaches.
With this win, Tech is hopefully able to get back on track before the huge home series this weekend against Texas. Continuing a winning streak at home this weekend against the Longhorns would help thrust some momentum back into this Red Raider baseball team and help them finish out the season strong.
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