Texas Tech baseball is in full swing, and they have come out hot. The third ranked Red Raiders are coming off their first ever sweep of Texas. Today's Throwback Thursday features a Texas Tech team that upset Texas in the 2010 Big 12 tournament.
Junior right hander Chad Bettis came out and threw a great game, going 7 and 1/3rd inningswhile giving up just 2 runs on 4 hits, helping Texas Tech knocked off top-ranked Texas 4-2. This was Bettis' first appearance since the Baylor series, as the righty was suspended four games after throwing at a Baylor batter in the weekend conference series between the two teams.
Barrett Barnes paced the Red Raiders offensively, going 2-4 with 2 home runs. Barnes got Tech going early at the plate, blasting a solo shot in the 1st inning. After Jamodrick McGruder and Taylor Ashby singled to open the 5th, Joey Kenworthy hit a sac fly to make the score 2-1. Barnes then followed with his second dinger of the game to push the lead to 4-1. This chased Texas ace Taylor Jungmann from the game, forcing him to hit the dugout after only 4 and 1/3rd innings. After Bettis left the game in the 8th, Bobby Doran came in to earn the 5 out save.
This win kept the Red Raiders in contention for the Big 12 tournament title, setting them up to play Missouri in the semi-finals.