The Texas Tech baseball team dropped its second game in a row and the home finale to Dallas Baptist by the score of 10-4. This now makes the Red Raiders 3-7 in their last 10 games. This is an awful time to fall apart, as the postseason is just around the corner. With this loss, unless the team can win out it appears the team will not get a national seed in the NCAA tournament.
John McMillon got the start today for the Red Raiders, his first weekday start of the year as he had been in the starting rotation the entire year. He allowed six runs in four innings, striking out six and walking four. He once again got this team off to a bad start on the mound, something that had been a problem on Sunday. McMillon is a great pitcher, however, I think he is more suitable as a relief pitcher on this team than a starter.
Caleb Freeman came in the fifth inning and pitched two innings of no-hit ball, striking out three and walking one. Kurt Wilson came in and pitched the seventh inning, allowing a run on a bases-loaded double play that scored one run. Dylan Dusek came in to pitch the eight and ninth innings. He allowed a two home runs in his , a two-run home-run that pushed the Patriot lead to 9-4 in the eighth inning and a solo home run in the ninth inning. After allowing that last home run, he was replaced by Ryan Sublette, who
The Red Raider’s offense got started early with a infield single by Josh Jung that scored Gabe Holt. This cut the lead to 5-1 after the first. Josh Jung struck again in the fifth inning with a two-run double that scored both Clay Koelzer and Gabe Holt. Jung hit another run in in the seventh inning on a single scoring Koelzer again. Jung went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI on the day.
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