LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 5 Texas Tech capitalized on seven RBI from the underside of its lineup and 6 sturdy innings from Micah Dallas Friday afternoon to even the collection with Kansas after a 13-4 victory inside Dan Regulation Subject at Rip Griffin Park.
The Purple Raiders, who clinched the No. 3 seed in subsequent week’s Phillips 66 Large 12 Championships with the win, pounced on Kansas (30-25; 8-15) early, scoring every of their 13 runs throughout the first 5 innings, primarily erasing a two-spot from the Jayhawks within the prime half of the primary.
Kansas struggled with its command on the mound all through the loss, issuing 17 walks to the Purple Raiders (34-13; 13-10), which matched the Tech single-game report that was most lately set in 1999 versus Howard. It marked the primary Large 12 contest the place the Purple Raiders drew a minimum of 17 walks in a recreation as the one different two occurrences got here in 1996 towards Baylor and in 1995 versus West Texas A&M.
Each starter within the Tech lineup drew a minimum of one stroll within the win, setting the stage for the underside of the lineup to have a robust day. Nate Rombach led the way in which, ending 1-for-2 total with three RBI after a sacrifice fly within the opening body adopted by a run-scoring single within the fourth and a bases-loaded stroll within the fifth.
Dillon Carter and Parker Kelly joined Romback with multi-RBI performances after driving in a pair of runs every from the No. 8 and 9 spots. Carter powered a two-run double to the hole in middle as a part of a four-run fifth inning, which was adopted by a sacrifice fly by Kelly, who, like Rombach, drew a bases-loaded free cross of his personal to shut a four-run first.
Jace Jung kick-started Tech’s huge day on the plate with a two-run reverse discipline blast within the first inning that marked his team-leading twentieth house run of the season. The house run, his second of the collection, is one off the nationwide lead and locations him in a tie for third all-time in Tech single-season historical past as his 20 lengthy balls are essentially the most by a Purple Raider since Josh Brady had the identical quantity in 2004. He’s additionally the primary Large 12 freshman to hit 20 house runs since Matt Hopper from Nebraska had 21 in 2000.
The offensive output was greater than sufficient for Dallas (4-2), who recovered from a Skyler Messinger RBI single and Dylan Ditzenberger sacrifice fly within the first to clean the Jayhawks over the subsequent 5 innings. Each runs went unearned to Dallas within the first as he surrendered simply 5 hits whereas hanging out six with no walks over his six full innings.
Levi Wells tossed two innings in reduction of Dallas, giving up a pair of runs within the eighth as a part of three hits and three strikeouts. Chase Webster enters to throw a scoreless ninth, navigating round solely a leadoff stroll.
Kansas starter Eli Davis (6-6) took the loss in a brief outing the place he lasted just one full inning after permitting six runs (4 earned) off three hits and 5 walks. The Jayhawks turned to 6 relievers the remainder of the way in which, escaping a pair of jams with bases-loaded double performs to finish the sixth and eighth innings.
The Purple Raiders will look to take the collection Saturday within the regular-season finale, set for 12 p.m. Freshman right-hander Chase Hampton (2-0, 4.72 ERA) will take the mound for Tech and go up towards junior right-hander Everhett Hazelwood (2-3, 6.62 ERA) for the Jayhawks. The sport could be seen on Large 12 Now on ESPN+.
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