For the first time ever under manager Josh Holiday, the Pokes were swept in a home series. Texas Tech put together a dominant series in which they outscored the Pokes 28-8 including a 15-5 blowout to secure the sweep on Sunday. The Red Raiders improved their Big 12 leading record to 11-1 while the Pokes dropped to 4-5.
The Red Raiders won game one 5-1 thanks to small ball. Texas Tech plated three runs in the seventh to break a 1-1 tie to pull away from the Pokes. Tech benefited from a sacrifice bunt and a bunt single to set up a couple clutch run-scoring knocks.
Game two was taken by Tech 8-2. Tech jumped on starter Trey Cobb early to take a 2-0 lead and kept extending the lead throughout the game. The Pokes recorded nine hits but it was no match to the Red Raiders' 19.
Game three was a blowout from the start. The Red Raiders took a 9-0 before the Pokes' gave hope with a four run two-out rally in the fifth. However, Tech erupted for six runs the following inning which included a bases clearing double that fell in and out of the glove of Ryan Sluder. Once again the Red Raiders filled the stat sheet with an 18 hit outing.
Notables for the Pokes:
J.R. Davis continued his impressive season going 6-12 in the series and improving his season average to .350.Donnie Walton went 5-13 and is now batting .336. Bobby Petrino also put together a nice series going 3-6 in his two appearances.
The Pokes finish off their home stand tonight vs Oral Roberts at 6.