Red Raiders Post-Season Hopes End with 5-1 Loss on Friday
May 18, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - With a 5-1 loss to Kansas State on Friday night at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park, and with Kansas defeating Missouri, the Texas Tech baseball team has officially been eliminated from advancing to the Big 12 Championship.
Texas Tech (28-26, 6-17 Big 12) will play its final game of the season tomorrow against the K-State Wildcats (26-28, 7-16 Big 12) with first pitch set for 1:06 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on FSN.
The Red Raiders trailed 5-0 before scoring their only run of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning on an RBI single up the middle by junior Bo Altobelli, driving in center fielder Barrett Barnes who doubled to left field.
Texas Tech starting pitcher senior John Neely (3-7) took the loss in his final start as a Red Raider going five innings allowing two runs (one earned) with three strikeouts and one walk. Neely threw 76 pitches in the 55th appearance (13th start) of his career at Tech.
K-State starting pitcher Joe Flattery (6-4) threw his first complete game of the season allowing just one run on six hits with five strikeouts and one walk.
Texas Tech was led offensively by senior Reid Redman (2-for-4) and Altobelli (2-for-4, RBI).