Recap: Texas Tech Exits College World Series After Falling to Coastal Carolina
Texas Tech baseball's 2016 College World Series run ended Thursday night in Omaha to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 7-5.
Coastal Carolina got the scoring going in the top of the second inning with a RBI single from nine hole hitter David Parrett. Texas Tech would answer in the bottom of the inning on a bases loaded double by Stephen Smith, making the score 3-1.
In the top of the third, the Chanticleers would take the one-run lead back on two costly Texas Tech errors, including one from Eric Gutierrez. This put the score at 3-4 with Coastal Carolina leading.
Texas Tech would load the bases in the bottom of the inning, but the closer Mike Morrison, (yes, the closer in the third inning) would end the inning with consecutive Ks.
Things would continue to decline defensively for the Red Raiders in the top of the fifth as two more unearned runs would score. Parrett would add two more RBIs to his ledger with a double with two runners on board, running the score to 4-7 Coastal Carolina in the 5th inning.
Six walks and three errors for the Red Raiders through five innings.
The score would stand still until the bottom of the seventh when a lead off Tanner Garner walk would turn into a one-out sac fly from Hunter Hargrove. The scoring would continue with a two-out single by Michael Davis would bring in Tyler Neslony, bringing the score to 5-7. It would also chase the closer Mike Morrison, who had gotten 13 outs for the Chanticleers and thrown 83 pitches.
The inning would continue with a two out and two on pinch hitting opportunity for Ryan Long who struck out.
Ryan Moseley would get the Chanticleers to go quietly in the top of the eighth inning to get to the top of the Red Raider order in the top of the eighth inning.
Gardner got a two out single and moved to second on a walk by Cory Raley. The Red Raiders would leave both runners stranded on a ground out by Tyler Neslony.
Texas Tech's final at-bat in the bottom of the 9th failed to yield the two runs needed to tie up the game.
With two College World Series appearances in three seasons and the school's first ever win in the tournament, the Red Raiders had one heck of a season.