The offensive explosion that I predicted to be just around the corner arrived this weekend. Needing a series win to have a strong chance at hosting a regional in the NCAA Tournament, the Red Raiders swept the team that came into the weekend expecting, at worst, to share a Big 12 title. The offense led the way in this series win by scoring nine, fourteen, and seven runs in the three games.
In the Thursday night game Tech fans got a huge scare with Grant Little leaving the game in the bottom of the third inning. He collided with the fence and Cody Farhatt while running down a ball hit to the left centerfield wall. Luckily, he bounced back the following day looking like the injury had no impact on his swing, hitting two massive three-run home runs that landed in the Oklahoma State softball complex. For the weekend he went 3-11 with six RBI and three runs scored.
Several other Red Raiders had strong weekends as well. Josh Jung went 4-12, scored five runs, and added another two run home run to his yearly total. Brian Klein collected six hits on the weekend and scored six runs. Gabe Holt put the Red Raiders on top early in game three with a lead off home run. Michael Davis went 5-12 and scored five runs. Cody Masters, in relief of Grant Little, hit a huge three run triple that put the Thursday game totally out of reach.
When this team gets production from all over the line-up they become very difficult to beat, even when the pitching staff has a less than stellar day. With a good showing in the Big 12 tournament, I expect a regional to be hosted at Dan Law Field.