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Hitter of the Week: The doubles team leader

This week’s recipient scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on Friday

It was a roller coaster week for the Texas Tech Red Raider baseball team who went 2-2 this week, but through it all one player stood out. Junior infielder Josh Jung started the week going 1-for-4 against Duke. He recorded two RBI on the day with a sacrifice fly in the fifth and a single through the left side in the ninth. Both hits allowed Dylan Neuse to score. It was Jung’s 11th multi-RBI game this season.

Over the holiday weekend, the Red Raiders faced Baylor at home starting on Thursday night. The Red Raiders fell to the Baylor Bears in the series opener, but the loss was not due to lack of trying. The Texas Tech Red Raiders rallied through 11 innings to try to get the win. The team received home runs from both Jung and Cody Masters. Jung went 2-for-4 for the day with his fifth home run of the season and 23rd of his career. In the eight, Jung doubled to right center scoring Neuse. He now leads the team with 12 doubles for the year.

On Friday, Jung ripped a one-out single into left. He moved to second on a walk to sophomore Dylan Neuse. With two away, Baker hit a grounder to the left side of the infield, and Neuse hustled out a throw to second to load the bases for Masters. Masters then drilled a bases-loaded single up the middle putting Jung in perfect position to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. To finish the series against Baylor, Jung, who also made his fifth straight start at shortstop, went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run in the fourth.

Overall, Jung went 4-for-15 for the week with four RBI. His batting average was 0.311 in the four game played this week and .312 overall.