LUBBOCK, Texas – Freshman Chase Hampton carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning Saturday afternoon to assist No. 5 Texas Tech shut out Kansas, 5-0, within the regular-series finale inside Dan Regulation Discipline at Rip Griffin Park.
The shutout marked the fourth for Tech this season and its first in Massive 12 play because the Pink Raiders had not beforehand blanked a convention foe at residence since topping Oklahoma by the identical rating to open their 2016 sequence. The win clinched the sequence for the Pink Raiders (35-13; 14-10), who now head to Oklahoma Metropolis having gained their ultimate three sequence of the common season.
Hampton (3-0) had solely allowed a two-out stroll to Tavian Josenberger within the fourth earlier than James Consentino broke up the no-hit effort with a leadoff single to start out the sixth. He was erased simply two pitches later as Hampton induced a 4-6-3 double play from Conner VanCleave and a liner to complete the inning, marking the longest outing of his nonetheless younger profession.
It was solely the fifth begin of the season for Hampton, who set a brand new season excessive with seven strikeouts to earn the win. He gave option to Derek Bridges after a leadoff single to start out the seventh. Bridges recorded the primary out within the seventh earlier than Connor Queen got here on to retire Kansas so as over his 1.2 innings. Brendan Girton surrendered solely a one-out single within the ninth to shut out the victory.
Nate Rombach powered residence three of Tech’s 5 runs on the afternoon as he blasted a two-run homer over the fence in left discipline within the fourth adopted by a RBI single within the eighth. He was 2-for-3 general with three RBI, his second three-RBI efficiency in as many days.
Cal Conley preluded Rombach’s residence run within the fourth with a solo shot of his personal that was a part of a 2-for-4 day on the plate. The house run was the sixth of the season for Rombach and the thirteenth for Conley, who completed 2-for-4 general to hitch Rombach and Easton Murrell with multi-hit days.
Murrell offered the primary run of the afternoon as he despatched a RBI single into heart discipline within the second as a part of a 2-for-3 day. The Jayhawks escaped additional injury, nonetheless, due to a line-drive double play off the bat of Rombach, one in every of two within the sport for the Pink Raiders as Jace Jung despatched a rocket to first that ended the third in related style.
Kansas starter Everhett Hazelwood (2-4) departed after Rombach’s residence run within the fourth as he took the loss after giving up 4 runs off 5 hits with three strikeouts. The Jayhawks mixed for under six walks on the afternoon, at some point after tying the Tech single-game report with 17 free passes.
The sequence win provides the Pink Raiders some momentum heading into subsequent week’s Phillips 66 Massive 12 Championships the place Tech would be the No. 3 seed. Kansas (30-26; 8-16) will play within the No. 8 versus No. 9 seed sport Tuesday in Oklahoma Metropolis whatever the end result of the remainder of the league’s slate Saturday.
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