K-State Sweeps Tech with 12-2 Run-Rule Victory Sunday|
Neslony went 2-for-2 with his third multi-hit game of the season
April 7, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State scored six runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 12-2, run-rule victory while sweeping Texas Tech in a Big 12 Conference series on Sunday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium.
Texas Tech drops to .500 on the season with a17-17 overall record and falls to 4-8 in Big 12 play. The K-State Wildcats sweep the Red Raiders for the second straight time in Manhattan while improving to 23-10 overall and to 6-3 in Big 12 play. Tech suffered its first run-rule defeat since 2009 (at Missouri).
Tech starting pitcher Corey Taylor (2-4) took the loss allowing five runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings of work while allowing two walks.
K-State starting pitcher Blake McFadden (3-1) picked up the win going five innings with two strikeouts allowing one run on five hits with three walks allowed.
Tech freshman right fielder Tyler Neslony tied the game at one in the second inning with a sacrifice fly, scoring freshman first baseman Eric Gutierrez who singled to left field to start the Red Raiders second inning.
Taylor and McFadden alternated scoreless frames until the bottom of the fifth when K-State plated six runs on six hits with a walk and a hit-by-pitch to take a 7-1 lead.
That would be all the Wildcats would need while also adding three in the seventh and ending the game on a two-run homer in the eighth inning by first baseman Shane Conlon.
Tech's only other run came in the seventh inning when sophomore second baseman Bryant Burleson doubled to lead off the inning and then scored on junior third baseman Jake Barrios' triple to center field - his fourth triple of the season - to make the score 7-2.
Neslony went 2-for-2 with an RBI, walk and sacrifice fly while Barrios went 2-for-4 with an RBI and sacrifice bunt.
Tech will remain on the road to complete its five-game road trip with a midweek tilt on Tuesday, April 9, at Dallas Baptist with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch at Horner Ballpark in Dallas.