Texas Tech won its first road series over a ranked opponent since 2011 this weekend in Fort Worth. The No. 25 ranked Texas Tech team beat No. 24 TCU with a 2-1 series record.
The first game ended in an ugly manner for Texas Tech, with a 9-0 shutout in favor of the Horned Frogs. The Texas Tech pitching staff allowed a total of five doubles. Starting pitcher Dominic Moreno did not have his best game, giving up five runs on six hits, and allowing five more walks. RHP Justin Bethard took over and had his first scoreless outing of the season.
The second game was much prettier for the Red Raiders — with a 10-2 victory for the good guys. LHP Cameron Smith earned a no decision with his start, and relief pitcher Johnny Drodz threw six scoreless innings. Drodz only allowed three hits and one walk. Several players recorded RBI, and second baseman Bryant Burleson had his first career home run.
Texas Tech finished the series with another pretty game, winning 12-2 Sunday afternoon. LHP Chris Sadberry pitched for five innings, recording his third win of the season. RHP Corey Taylor took over for three scoreless innings. Texas Tech recorded seven players with base hits, nine players scoring run, and six players had RBI.
The next five games are at home for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech takes on Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then have a series against Texas this weekend. Wreck ‘em Tech!