LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - After scoring 76 combined runs in their last four games, the No. 4 Red Raiders offense was rather silent but rallied in the 9th and 10th, winning the game on a rare walk-off balk, 5-4, over No. 14 Oklahoma Friday afternoon at Rip Griffin Park.
Despite not having a base runner since the 4th inning, the Red Raiders rallied down 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th without the aid of a hit. Grant Little reached base on a fielding error. Cody Masters and Michael Davis walked to load the bases with just 1 out.
Cody Farhat then walked to force in the tying run. Kurt Wilson then hit into an inning ending double play to force extra innings
Oklahoma would plate a run in the 10th, but the Red Raiders rallied once again plating 2, including Josh Jung coming in from 3rd on a balk to give Texas Tech a huge series opening win.
Zach Rheams hit a solo home run, his 10th this season to tie the game at 2 in the 4th. One batter later, Michael Davis singled up the middle, which was the last base runner for Texas Tech until the 9th inning..
Jake Irvin retired the next 14 batters. He left the game in the top of the 9th He went 8 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 7 strikeouts.
Davis Martin went 4 innings allowing 2 runs on 7 hits with 2 strikeouts.
Tech moves to 20-1 at home. The Red Raiders move into a 2nd place tie with Oklahoma, a game back of Conference leading Oklahoma State.
Tech faces Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.