Texas Tech Baseball Ends College World Series Run In Thriller
The Texas Tech Red Raiders had a thriller in Omaha against the number one seed Florida Gators that started slow but finished in a sprint as the Gators move on after outscoring the Red Raiders 9-6.
Noone could get going early, even with Texas Tech making it interesting in the bottom of the 2nd loading the bases before two popups would end the threat. Grant Little would keep it scoreless early in the 3rd inning with Caleb Killian cruising early.
Florida would score one in the fourth and two in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead before JJ Schwartz seemingly put the game on ice with a two-run home run in the sixth inning to stretch the lead to 5-0.
Texas Tech would score three in the bottom of the 7th inning but would leave the bases loaded to head to the 8th. Florida would get the three runs back to take an 8-3 lead, but Texas Tech wouldn't go away and would get three more in the bottom of the 8th.
Florida would get an insurance run in the top of the ninth but it wouldn't matter as the Red Raiders would go in order to end the game with a final of 9-6.
Killian took the loss giving up 3 runs in 4 plus innings. Josh Jung had 3 for 5 and Grant Little had 3 RBI to lead the offense in a loss.
Texas Tech finishes the year 45-19 and will head home from Omaha for the third time already making plans to return next season.
Josh Jung, Gabe Holt, and company will all return next season hungry to take the next step that has avoided Tim Tadlock and company so far. A strong finish to a season that looked questionable after the UT series.