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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Texas Tech won its final game of the season with an 8-2 victory over Baylor in the final round of pool play competition Saturday morning at the Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The Red Raiders finish the season with a 26-30 overall record while Baylor's season comes to an end with a 27-28 overall mark.
Tech had three multiple run innings from the fifth to eighth inning and came away with six two-out RBI in the win. Tech sophomore shortstop Tim Proudfoot set the pace going 3-for-4 with a double and five RBI.
Red Raider starting pitcher Matt Withrow (5-3) picked up the win going five innings allowing two runs on two hits with four strikeouts and five walks allowed.
Junior left-handed reliever Jonny Drozd pitched four scoreless innings to pick up his first career save while striking out two and allowing three hits and two walks.
Baylor starting pitcher Austin Stone (3-3) took the loss allowing three runs on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings of work.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, Tech tied the game on Proudfoot's RBI single through the left side and later took a 3-2 lead with a two-out RBI single to right field from second baseman Bryant Burleson.
Burleson's base hit extended his hit streak to 14 games – the longest by a Red Raider this season.
The Red Raiders added to their lead in the sixth with a two-out, two-run double to deep left field from Proudfoot. Earlier in the sixth right fielder Todd Ritchie singled up the middle and stole second base for his first career stolen base.
Proudfoot added two RBI in the eighth inning – adding his third and fourth two-out RBI of the game – to give Tech a 7-2 advantage.
The final run of the game came off the bat of Tech senior Scott LeJeune who singled up the middle in a pinch-hit at-bat with two outs in the eighth. LeJeune – a fifth-year senior – completes his career at Tech with 215 hits and 144 RBI – both rank eighth in school history.
Junior center fielder Devon Conley went 2-for-4 with two run scored and a triple. Ritchie went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Tech's 6-9-hole batters combined went 6-for-13 (.462) with seven runs and five RBI.
In addition, the Red Raiders graduate three seniors off the 2013 roster as outfielder Brennan Moore, right-handed reliever Jerad McCrummen and LeJeune played their final game in scarlet and black this afternoon.