This week’s hitter of the week was responsible for three out of four hits in the series opener against West Virginia. Sophomore Gabe Holt went 9-for-18 this week and has now hit safely for 10 straight games.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders traveled to Midland for a midweek game against the New Mexico State Aggies on Tuesday. Sophomore Gabe Holt both recorded a multi-hit game and drove in a run. He went 2-for-4 for the evening. To start out the first, he tripled to centerfield – his first triple of the season. His second hit of the night came in the seventh with an RBI single to shortstop.
The Red Raiders traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia for a three game series over the weekend where they suffered two heartbreaking losses. Still Gabe Holt played was there to help the team when they needed it the most. On Friday night, the Bonaire, Georgia, native was responsible for three out of Texas Tech’s four hits of the day. He singled in the fourth, sixth and ninth inning, but sadly never scored. He was erased on a fielder’s choice in both the fourth and the ninth. His two-out single in the ninth was followed by Cole Stillwell with a pop up to end the frame.
On Saturday afternoon, the no. 11 baseball team suffered a one-run loss of the season, but the Red Raiders rallied with everything they had to try to salvage the game. Holt followed his three-hit game from Friday with two more hits on Saturday and added two stolen bases. In the third, Holt singled to third, but never reached home plate. Freshman Max Marusak started the fifth inning with a single to right field, which was followed by Gabe Holt with a base hit and stolen base to put runners at second and third. When Stillwell stepped up to the plate, he singled to left field scoring both Holt and Marusak. He also reached on a fielder’s choice to first base in the seventh and stole third after Josh Jung was hit by a pitch, but Neuse struck out swinging ending the frame. He went two-for-five for the afternoon while also achieving his third straight multi-hit game, fifth multi-hit game in league play, and sixth multi-steal game this season. The Red Raiders finally took the series finale against the Mountaineers winning the game 3-0. Holt continued his strong campaign for hitter of the week with his fourth straight multi-hit game. His double in the fifth broke a scoreless tie, bringing in sophomore Cody Masters from second.
Overall, Holt went 7-for-14 in the series against West Virginia reaching base safely in 30-of-32 games played this season. He currently holds a .312 hitting average this season.