LUBBOCK, Texas – Baylor right-hander Logan Verrett held Texas Tech to just two runs on four hits over seven innings and Josh Turley added two shutout innings of relief to lead the Bears to a 6-2 win over the Red Raiders in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
The game was a makeup contest from Friday night as the two teams were forced to postpone the series opener due to inclement weather.
Baylor jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third on an RBI single from Joey Hainsfurther and an RBI double by Gregg Glime. Both runs were charged to starter Ben Flora who ended up logging three innings and was charged with the loss.
Tech (26-23; 12-10 Big 12) scratched across one run in the bottom half of the third on an RBI fielder's choice by Jamodrick McGruder. Verrett then dug his heels in and tossed three shutout innings and that allowed the Baylor offense to put the game out of reach. The Bears added one run in the sixth and put the game well out of reach with a three-run outburst in the seventh.
Verrett improved to 5-3 on the year with the win while Flora suffered his first loss of the season and dropped to 3-1.
R H E
Baylor 002 001 300 6 14 1
Texas Tech 001 000 100 2 5 3
WP = Logan Verrett (5-3)
LP = Ben Flora (3-1)
SV = None
- Texas Tech now stands at 26-23 on the season and at 12-10 in Big 12 play.
- The game marked the 140th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Baylor. Despite the loss, Texas Tech still holds a 73-67 lead in the all-time series.
- Texas Tech dropped its fifth consecutive Big 12 series opener with the 6-2 setback to the Bears.
- Sophomore designated hitter Scottt LeJeune extended his current hit streak to 12 games with a single in the second inning.