The 7-6 win over Nebraska moves Texas Tech back into seventh place in the Big 12 Conference Standings. Missouri's 4-3 win over Kansas pushed the Jayhawks behind the Red Raiders and Texas A&M's loss to Baylor puts the Aggies in last place behind Kansas State.
The third-ranked Huskers are the highest ranked team that Tech has defeated this season. Despite the win, the Huskers claimed the three-game series 2-1 with wins on Friday and Saturday.
Senior right-handed pitcher Tanner McElroy pitched a career-high seven innings today allowing just five hits and no earned runs. He picked up a no-decision as the Tech bullpen surrendered his lead with four runs in the top of the eighth.
The Red Raiders continue their five game stretch on Monday as Tech will play New Mexico in a rescheduled game at 2 p.m. Tech will then travel to Las Cruces to play New Mexico State at 7:05 (CT).
Senior shortstop Cameron Blair picked up his 16th home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth inning. The home run was his 10th in Big 12 play and he now totals 30 dingers in his two-year career.
Despite Blair's 3-for-3 day at the plate he did commit three fielding errors in the second inning. He becomes the first player since T.J. Bruce (April 7, 2003 against West Texas A&M) to commit three miscues in an inning.