Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

No. 4 Texas Tech thrashes K-State baseball

No. 4 Texas Tech thrashes K-State baseball

Ford pitched just two innings, allowing an earned run on one hit with four walks issued and did not factor into the decision.

Reliever Brogan Heinen lifted Mitch Zubradt with two on and one out in the fourth and surrendered Farhat's go-ahead three-run home run that put Tech in front, 4-3.

The Red Raiders routed the Wildcats, 21-4, in the series opener on Friday in Lubbock, Texas.

K-State saw more success offensively, achieving 12 hits compared to just seven in game one. Will Brennan drew a leadoff walk and stole second base.

With one out and Hartwell on second, redshirt sophomore Karli Hamilton singled.

The Red Raiders will return home next weekend for its final Big 12 home series of the season.

Texas Tech had three innings with five-plus runs, six in the second, nine in the third and five in the seventh.

Sophomore right-handed pitcher John McMillon got the start on Sunday and tossed 4.0 innings against the Wildcats.

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In the top half of the second, the Red Raiders were sent down in order.

Baylor refused to take its foot off the pedal in singles and it started with freshman Matias Soto on court three. But a mishandled throw at second allowed Ellsworth to advance home and make it a 3-0 ball game.

The Wildcats plated two in the opening frame behind a two-RBI single from Mount for the early 2-0 lead.

Cameron Warren ended Eckberg's day in the seventh inning when he hit a two-run bomb for an 8-3 lead.

The score remained at 3-2 until the bottom of the sixth when Texas picked up three insurance runs. Edmoundson started the inning in the circle for relief efforts, and the first batter she faced reached on a Red Raider throwing error. Mount again provided the damage with his third RBI single of the game, a bases-loaded walk to Biller added another & an infield single from McWhertor capped the three-run inning for the Wildcats.

With one out, Texas doubled to cut Tech's lead in half at 2-1. The next batter doubled to tie the game 2-2. Texas Tech came out on top again, this time with a crushing score of 26-6. Four of the five hits were recorded by the first three hitters in the lineup. Texas then advanced its base runner on a sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Texas singled to take a 3-2 lead. Hamilton and fellow outfielders Heaven Burton and Michaela Cochran each recorded hits with Burton tallying a double in the fifth with heads-up base running on a soft liner to left center. Tech could not answer back in the top of the seventh, as the Longhorns came out on top 6-2.

Tech's Erin Edmoundson (13-9) received the loss on Sunday after entering the game in the third for starter Kassidy Scott.

With the series win, the Longhorns shift their focus to complete the series sweep against the Red Raiders on Sunday, which will provide Texas an opportunity to maintain its flawless status atop the Big 12 standings.

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