Lefty Joe Flattery tossed a complete game since 2009 to help the Kansas Wildcats defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 5-1 in Lubbock, Texas. The Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks will be playing in the Big 12 baseball Championship, and this is the sixth straight year that K-State will be in the tournament.
The Wildcats were 26-28 this year and 7-16 in conference play, while Texas Tech was 28-26 overall and 6-17 in conference play. Flattery is now 6-4 on the season after the 104 pitch gem that saw 15 grounders and six fly balls for outs. He allowed just six hits, a run, and a walk with five strikeouts.
Texas Tech starter John Neely lost his seventh game of the year after allowing six hits and one earned run in five innings with three strikeouts. Third baseman R.J. Santigate smashed two doubles in the game for K-State, and the man in front of him in the lineup, LF Jon Davis, had two hits.
Kansas State No. 3 hitter Jared King had two hits, including a double, and his 15th stolen base of the season. Shortstop Jake Brown, who hits in front of King in the line-up, also stole his 15th bag of the year in the victory.
For Texas Tech, 3B and No. 2 hitter Reid Redman notched two hits, as did catcher and No. 5 hitter Bo Altobelli. Redman also doubled in this game, and both players accounted for 67% of the team’s six hits. K-State, meanwhile, went off for 11 hits and were definitely the better team.