Baylor's 2-1 series win inches them closer to Tech's lead in the all-time series at 67-59. Tech also leads Baylor 17-13 in games played since the inception of the Big 12 Conference.
Junior right-hander Adam Lawford extended his streak to nine appearances without a win by taking the loss in the series finale with Baylor. Lawford has not had a win since March 1st against UTA when he tossed a complete game 8-0 shutout of the Mavericks. Lawford lasted just two innings and gave up five earned runs on six hits (two home runs), two walks and threw 58 pitches. Additionally, Texas Tech is 4-8 when Lawford is the starting pitcher (0-5 in Big 12).
The series loss at Baylor is Tech's fourth Big 12 road series loss of the season. Tech's only two series wins have come at home against Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. The home series against Kansas ended in a 1-1 tie due to a weather cancellation of the Sunday game.
Texas Tech keeps its sixth-place league standing as Oklahoma dropped a three-game series (2-1) to Nebraska and remains in seventh with a record of 7-11. Oklahoma State entered Sunday with a two-game lead on the Red Raiders for fifth place after defeating Texas A&M 8-0 on Saturday evening in College Station.
Senior third baseman Carey Avants has now hit safely in 13 of the last 15 games.
Junior left fielder Chris Williams hit Tech's 31st home run of the season in the top of the sixth. The home run was his fourth of the season and his third solo shot. His only multiple-run homer was in the series finale against Oklahoma State when he helped spark a three-run rally in the eighth with a three-run shot.
Senior shortstop Cameron Blair extended his hitting streak to 13 games in his last at-bat in the top of the ninth. Blair hit a solo home run to give him 13 on the season and eight in Big 12 play.
Junior right fielder Brian Capps hit his third home run (solo) of the season in the top of the ninth.
The Tech pitching staff gave up a season-high four home runs in the loss. The previous high was three given up on five different occasions.
The Red Raiders were 7-of-8 in stolen bases on the weekend and that tied the most in a three-game Big 12 series since Tech went 7-of-9 against Missouri.
Texas Tech has now dropped its last two series in Waco (both 2-1).