Texas Tech Baseball Score
If you are a sports fan, then you have surely seen the Texas Tech baseball score for this season. The Red Raiders ended their five-year streak of hosting the NCAA regional and were defeated by Notre Dame in the first round of the tournament. The Tech baseball team beat UNC Greensboro and had a career high of 12 strikeouts. Read on to know more about the game and its result. And make sure you follow the team on Twitter to stay up to date with its latest news and scores.
Texas Tech’s five-year streak of hosting regionals was snapped
The Red Raiders’ streak of hosting regionals ended in late September when Texas Tech was upset by Georgia Southern, 3-1. Georgia Southern had won two of its three previous NCAA tournament matches. The NCAA slapped Tech with nine scholarships over four years. Dickey was unable to recover from the scholarship blunder and led the team to four straight losing seasons, including an overall record of 9-19. Texas Tech fired Dickey after the team’s 9-19 finish in the 2000/01 season.
The Texas Tech volleyball team won the Big 12 tournament in 2006 and 2007 and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. The Texas Tech team lost in the first round of the tournament to Boston College. Texas Tech’s streak of hosting regionals was snapped after losing to the Bulldogs. Head coach Chris Smith announced his resignation from Texas Tech following the season. He will coach the Memphis Tigers.
Texas Tech lost to Notre Dame in NCAA tournament opener
In a game filled with highs and lows, Texas Tech lost its NCAA tournament opener, 76-71 to Notre Dame on Wednesday. The Irish scored two runs in the first inning on a ground rule double from David LaManna. But after the first inning was delayed by a six-hour rain delay, Texas Tech tied the game in the top of the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, Notre Dame took the lead after Ja Miller scored on a wild pitch by Mason Molina.
After falling behind early, Notre Dame held a slim lead but Texas Tech fought back each time. Blake Wesley missed a shot at one point in the first half and was swatted down by a Tech player. ND got an offensive rebound from Blake Wesley and hit one free throw with a minute left in the half. But Texas Tech rallied in the second half, hitting free throws down the stretch to take a 25-26 lead.
Texas Tech beat UNC Greensboro
Texas Tech baseball defeated UNC Greensboro 2-0. A right-handed pitcher for the Spartans allowed two runs in the top of the eighth inning, but junior right-hander Brandon Birdsell pitched seven shutout innings to earn the win. He finished the game with four strikeouts and just one earned run, while giving up seven hits and two walks. With the victory, Texas Tech is set to play the winner of the Notre Dame-Georgia Southern game tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET.
The Irish had two outs in the fifth inning, but John Michael Bertrand struck out the next batter and forced a full-count grounder to third baseman Greg Hardinson. But a strikeout from Derek Bridges ended the threat, and Tech went on to win their fourth consecutive game. This was the first time since the NCAA Regionals that the Irish have lost. Despite losing in the championship game, Tech is still undefeated in conference play.
Chase Hampton’s career-high 12 strikeouts
In addition to throwing a four-seamer and two-seamer, Hampton also has a changeup, slider, and curveball. He has two different grips for his slider, which results in a hard break and a true slider. Hampton’s changeup is still a work in progress, but he has been successful throwing it against left-handed hitters. Hampton committed to Texas Tech on Sept. 16, but he may not step foot on campus.
The Texas Tech baseball team’s bullpen had a couple of bright spots on Sunday. Hampton threw six innings with no earned runs and struck out 12 batters. He then retired the side in order in the seventh inning and came back in the eighth. The Red Raiders loaded the bases with two outs, but Hampton got out of it on a fielder’s groundout from Mason Molina. The Red Raiders’ bullpen was also a bright spot, as Mason Molina worked around a one-out walk from a Notre Dame runner.
Georgia Southern’s loss to Texas Tech
This past Sunday, Georgia Southern baseball fell to Texas Tech, 7-1. Senior Andrew Morris pitched a seven-hitter with two relief pitchers, and he was praised for his work, but the Red Raiders put up three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull away. Tech’s pitching staff dominates the team and will face Notre Dame in the series finale. Here are five things to watch in the series opener against the Red Raiders.
The game was delayed by rain on Friday, which allowed the Texas Tech baseball team to play without an ace in the rotation. Andrew Morris threw 18 pitches and went six innings, allowing one unearned run and scattering four hits. Texas Tech’s pitching staff got the win to advance to the statesboro Regional final. Georgia Southern’s loss to Texas Tech sends them back to the regional championships.