Red Raiders eliminated by Kansas State at Big 12 Baseball Championship
ARLINGTON, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech let a late lead slip away and then Kansas State won it in extra innings, eliminating the Red Raiders 6-5 in 11 innings Friday at the Big 12 Baseball Championship at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
The Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Brandon Birdsell was roughed up in the third as Kansas State took a 3-0 lead:
Texas Tech got on the board with a sac fly from Ty Coleman in the fourth.
Then in the sixth, Coleman added a two-RBI double to tie the game at 3.
Texas Tech added another run to go up 4-3 after six.
However, Kansas State tied the game in the top of the 7th with an RBI single.
Birdsell went six innings giving up nine hits and four runs with six strikeouts.
In the bottom of the 7th, Dillon Carter’s RBI put the Red Raiders back in front 5-4.
Kansas State kept battling, scoring a run in the top of the 9th, but left the bases loaded.
Then they used a suicide squeeze in the 11th to plate the winning run.
The Red Raiders run in the Big 12 Baseball Championship is over.
They will find out Monday where they will be heading in the NCAA Tournament as Regional pairings will be announced and the Road to Omaha really begins.
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