May 20, 2009
Final Stats |
Oklahoma now leads the all-time series against Texas Tech 31-24-1 and has won 3-of-4 games against the Red Raiders this season.
Today's game marked Tech's first appearance in the Big 12 Conference Championships since the 2006 season. The loss to Oklahoma gives the Red Raiders a six-game losing skid in this tournament dating back to the 2005 season. The Red Raiders are now 12-19 in Big 12 tournament play.
In order to advance to Sunday's championship game, the Red Raiders must win their next two games against Missouri and Texas A&M and have the Sooners lose both their games.
Senior RHP AJ Ramos now ranks sixth on the career strikeouts (241) list at Texas Tech as he surpassed Jimmy Frush (1994-97) with his first strikeout of the game in the second inning.
Oklahoma's Andrew Doyle logged eight innings against Tech for the second time this year but yielded his first two runs against the Red Raiders. Doyle earned the win against Tech back on April 10 with eight shutout innings and the two runs scored by Tech in the fourth ended 11 1/3 innings of shutout work for the Sooner right-hander.
Chris Richburg extended his team-best hitting streak to nine games, as he went 1-for-4 with one RBI for the night.
Jeremy Mayo has caught 23 baserunners stealing in a single season. He finished second in the Big 12 in this category for the season.
Willie Rueda had his career-high 11 game hitting streak snapped, as he finished 0-for-4 at the plate.