Longhorns softball wins series over Texas Tech

Lester Mason
April 16, 2018

The Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team dropped an unholy offensive destruction on Kansas State this past weekend, and Baseball America rewarded them in the rankings.

Mount led the Wildcats with his 3-for-3, four RBI day as each of his three singles brought home K-State runs.

Saturday's 26 runs is the most scored by a Texas Tech squad in a Big 12 game. The Red Raiders now sit at 29-8 and 8-4 in the Big 12, which is good for fourth in the conference standings behind Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas, but are third in the country in the all-important RPI metric.

The Red Raiders outscored the Wildcats 56-16 in the series.

K-State scored its four runs in the final three innings, one each in the seventh and eighth and two in the ninth.

K-State used seven pitchers in the game.

Paige von Sprecken pitched a shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out seven for her 10th win of the year.

Janae Jefferson went 3-for-4 and stole a base. The Wildcats would head into the ninth inning needing three runs to extend the game.

Texas Tech, ranked No. 4 in the country, controlled the game from the start, scoring two runs in the first inning.

Brennan took to the mound for K-State and struck out the first batter he faced. The Wildcats will prepare for their next game on Tuesday against Nebraska, whom they lost to at home last Tuesday. The Huskers defeated K-State, 11-9, on April 9 at Tointon Family Stadium. Drew Mount went 3 for 3 with four RBI for the Wildcats (2-10, 15-21).

K-State got its leadoff man on in six of nine innings.

In Stanford, Calif., Nico Hoerner had three hits and three RBI as Stanford completed the Pac-12 sweep of ASU.

TTU hit two home runs to increase its series total to nine in the three games.

Texas Tech now leads the all-time series, 42-27-1.

Sunday's series finale saw a more competitive game.

The Cats' nine-game losing streak is their longest of the season.

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