No. 11 Red Raiders take opener from No. 3 Texas

Updated: Apr. 30, 2021 at 6:35 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The 11th ranked Red Raiders opened a key three game series in Austin with a 6-3 win over No. 3 Texas. The Longhorns entered the last day of April 17-1 in the month, but they came up short Friday afternoon.

Braxton Fulford hit his third home run in the last five games, a solo shot to give Tech a 1-0 lead. It was Fulford’s 10th home run of the season.

Dru Baker’s two RBI hit in the fifth was part of a three-run inning to give the Red Raiders a 6-2 lead.

Texas is the fifth Top 10 team the Red Raiders have faced this season.

The Red Raiders haven’t fared well in Austin over the years as they are now 23-56 overall.

However, under Tim Tadlock, the Red Raiders have won three of the last four series in Austin.

Game 2 has been moved up to Noon Saturday with Sunday’s game set for 2:30 p.m.

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