LUBBOCK, Texas (Go Shockers) – The 10th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders completed a three-game sweep of the Wichita State baseball team with a 15-4 victory Sunday afternoon, March 10, in front of 3,367 spectators at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Wichita State (5-9) is scheduled to open a 14-game homestand with a midweek contest against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Tuesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. at Eck Stadium, Home of Tyler Field.
Junior outfielder Jacob Katzfey went a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a run to lead WSU offensively, while freshman David VanVooren compiled his first collegiate double to go along with a RBI.
Sophomore right-hander Liam Eddy (2-2) suffered the loss on the mound after giving up nine earned runs on seven hits with one strikeout and two walks in four innings.
The Shockers jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the second after Brady Slavens hit a two-out single to center before crossing home plate on VanVooren's double down the left field line.
The lead was short-lived, however, as the Red Raiders (11-3) plated four runs in the bottom-half of the second to take a 4-1 lead.
Texas Tech would go on to score two in the third before scoring seven in the bottom of the fifth to take control of the game and balloon the lead to 13-1.
Wichita State got two runs back in the top of the sixth on a Slavens bases loaded walk and Alex Jackson RBI infield single, cutting the deficit to 13-3.
Texas Tech pushed its lead to 15-3 with a pair of runs in the seventh before the Shockers posted a run in the eighth on Jordan Boyer's RBI single, making it 15-4, Red Raiders.
Brian Klein went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI, while Cameron Warren added a perfect 3-for-3 performance at the plate with a trio of RBI, leading Texas Tech. Gabe Holt also homered in the contest, and Parker Kelly added a pair of doubles, respectively.
Red Raider starter Mason Montgomery (2-0) picked up the win after allowing one earned run on four hits with seven strikeouts and three walks in five innings of work.