On Sunday afternoon in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech Red Raiders made sure the Kansas Jayhawks didn’t get a sweep on their home-field. The host team dominated throughout with an easy 16-5 win.
Kansas fell to 24-15 overall and 9-6 in conference. Texas Tech improved to 18-22 overall and 5-10 in conference.
Jayhawks starting pitcher Robert Kahana lasted just two and 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits and five earned runs. Reliever Drew Morovick took the loss after giving up six hits and four earned runs over three innings of work. Junior Mustain pitched one inning, giving up three earned runs, while Colin Toulson and Jordan Luvisi both gave up two earned runs. Texas Tech starter Cory Taylor got the win, despite giving up five earned runs and six hits in just three innings of pitching. Jonathan Tripp stopped the bleeding the rest of the way, as Jayhawks batters couldn’t solve him.
Kansas stole the lead early on thanks to a two-run single hit by Dakota Smith in the first inning. Texas Tech struck back quickly scoring four runs in the second inning, taking a one-run lead into the third. Alex DeLeon and Jordan Drieling both knocked in RBI’s as Kansas took the lead back once again, at 5-4. The Red Raiders knotted things right up once again, as the teams headed into the fourth inning. Then the Red Raiders took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth.
Red Raiders batter Jarrard Potette went 4-5 batting with three RBI’s. Tim Proudfeet nailed a grand-slam for the Red Raiders in the eighth inning.
The Jayhawks now face Oral Roberts on Tuesday night in a non-conference game at Hoglund Park. Oral Roberts is 13-24 overall.
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