May 27, 2010
Final Stats |
- Texas Tech now stands at 28-28 overall and 1-1 in Big 12 Championship play.
- Texas Tech is now 14-21 all-time in Big 12 Championship play.
- Texas Tech picked up its first win over a team ranked No. 1 in the nation since defeating top-ranked Cal-State Fullerton 11-5 on May 27, 2001 (nine years to the day).
- Today's game marked the 135th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Texas. The Longhorns now hold a 99-36 lead in the all-time series that dates back to 1968.
- Texas Tech is now 2-3 all-time against Texas in the Big 12 Championships and the Red Raiders picked up their first win against the Longhorns here in this tournament since 2000. Mark Austry, who passed away tragically back in March, had the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth that led Tech to a 4-3 win that eliminated the Longhorns from the tournament and solidified a Texas Tech bid to the NCAA Tournament.
- With today's win, Texas Tech becomes the only team in the Big 12 and just one of two teams nationally to win two games against the Longhorns this season. Tech posted a 12-5 win over the Longhorns in the first game of a three-game series back on March 26 in Lubbock before dropping the final two games of the series. Additionally, Tech has handed Texas' Taylor Jungmann two of his three losses this year.
- With the win, Tech snapped a five-game losing streak dating back to May 16 against Baylor.
- Texas Tech head coach Dan Spencer now owns a career record of 53-60 in two seasons as the Red Raider skipper.
- Today's game marked the first game back from a four-game suspension for Tech's ace pitcher, Chad Bettis. Normally the top choice out of the bullpen, Coach Spencer opted to start the junior right-hander today. Bettis turned in one of his best outings of the season en route to his seventh win as he tied his career-high for strikeouts with 10 (at TCU March 14, 2010) while only allowing one earned run on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings of work.
- Junior Bobby Doran earned his first career save as he threw 1 2/3 innings of shutout ball and struck out two batters in relief. Doran only threw 24 pitches.
- Freshman Barrett Barnes recorded his third multi-homer game of the year as he smashed two home runs in today's 4-2 win. He led the Red Raider offense going 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. He now owns 14 home runs on the season along with 53 RBI and has taken over the team lead in batting average at .341.