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Texas Tech suffers first loss in Omaha

Texas Tech falls to Arkansas.

After multiple rain delays, the Texas Tech Red Raiders finally played their second game in Omaha, and it did not go as well as Red Raider fans hoped. Tech suffered a 7-4 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Texas Tech used four pitchers on Wednesday afternoon. They started with Davis Martin who allowed six hits, five runs, five errors, and a walk in his 3.2 innings. He also struck out six and finished with an 4.87 ERA. Jose Quezada took over in the fourth after a homer & an RBI single from Arkansas that put them in the lead at 5-0. Quezada allowed three hits, one run, one error, and no walks. He struck out two and finished with a 2.21 ERA. He also managed a 1-2-3 seventh inning that gave Tech some momentum. John McMillon entered to pitch after a lead-off single. He pitched for a single inning allowing three hits, one run, one error and no walks while also striking out one. He finishing the inning with a 4.09 ERA. Kurt Wilson was last to pitch. He allowed a two-out walk and nothing else.

Texas Tech was a little slow to start. They had a lot of short innings at bat. Brian Klein finally put the Red Raiders on board with a two-out, two-RBI double to right field at the bottom of the fifth making the score 5-2. Fulford followed with a two-out single to right center, but it was not enough to add to the score as Holt was struck out looking. In the eighth, Jung singled through the left side and Little reached on a fielder’s choice to shortstop, but that came to an end after Rheams was struck out swinging. They got a little bit of their mojo back in the ninth inning starting with a double down the left field line from Davis that put him on second and Warren on third. They were quick to score after Farhat’s 2 RBI single down right field line. That would be all she wrote however as Florida would close out the inning, ending the game at 7-4.

Texas Tech will face Florida again at 7 p.m. CT Thursday night for an elimination game. You can watch on ESPNU.