No. 27 Texas Tech Suffers Sweep at Baylor|
March 18, 2012
WACO, Texas - No. 27 Texas Tech suffered a series sweep with an 8-1 loss at Baylor on Sunday afternoon in the third and final game of a three-game series at Baylor Ballpark.
The sweep marked the first for the Red Raiders (12-8, 0-3 Big 12) in Waco since 1999 while Baylor (14-7, 3-0 Big 12) collected its first series sweep to open a Big 12 season since 2005.
Baylor used a pair of big innings, scoring four in the third and four in the seventh while the Red Raiders left 10 runners on base, including four separate innings where a runner was left in scoring position.
Tech freshman shortstop Tim Proudfoot led the Red Raiders going 2-for-5 with the team's only RBI. Freshman second baseman Bryant Burleson scored Tech's only run of the game in the seventh inning while reaching base on a fielding error by Baylor shortstop Jake Miller.
Junior right-handed pitcher Shane Broyles (2-1) suffered his first loss while going 2.2 innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
Baylor's Max Garner (2-2) struck out a career-high nine batters while going 6.1 innings and allowing one run (unearned) on six hits with one walk in the victory.
Texas Tech sophomore reliever Trey Masek matched a career-high with six strikeouts and he matched his previous season-high four innings pitched while entering in relief for the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech will now return home for a six-game homestand starting Tuesday, March, 20, hosting Florida Gulf Coast for a 6 p.m. first pitch. The Red Raiders will play the Eagles in a two-game midweek series that will conclude on Wednesday with a 6 p.m. first pitch. The Red Raiders will play 16 of its next 19 games at home over the next month.