LUBBOCK, Texas – Dylan Dusek and Dominic Moreno combined to shutout West Virginia as Texas Tech completed the series sweep with a 4-0 win on Saturday at Rip Griffin Park. The Red Raiders pulled of the sweep by winning back-to-back walk-off wins on Thursday and Friday and have wrapped up the four seed in the Big 12 Conference Tournament this week.
Dusek started on the bump for Texas Tech and threw 6.2 shutout innings on five hits and three walks with a strike out. The freshman southpaw induced a pair of double plays and had runners on base in every inning but the fifth before being pulled in the seventh with two outs and a runner on after surrendering his third walk of the day.
Moreno came in with the Red Raiders leading 3-0 and got the final out of the seventh after allowing a single. The junior righty cruised through the eighth before an error and a double put runners at second and third with one out. Moreno got a strikeout and a groundout to end the threat and preserve the 4-0 win.
Adam Kirsch provided the run support on a solo home run and three runs scored.
Texas Tech will now face Texas in Game 4 of the Big 12 Conference Tournament on Wednesday. West Virginia will play Kansas in Game 1 of the Tournament.
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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Austin Fisher drove a walk-off, two-run double down the left field line as Kansas State came from behind to defeat Texas 5-4 at Tointon Stadium on Saturday. The loss keeps the Longhorns in the five spot for the upcoming conference tournament. Kansas State, defending Big 12 Champion, didn’t qualify for the conference tournament.
WACO, Texas – Tyler Alexander allowed an earned run over six innings pitched while Derek Odell added a solo home run with two runs scored and two driven in on a three-hit game to help No. 19 Texas Christian drop Baylor 7-1 and take the series win. The two teams will play a rematch in Game 2 of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday.
TULSA, Okla. – Sheldon Neuse, Anthony Hermelyn and Kolbey Carpenter each drove in two runs as Oklahoma pounded No. 8 Oklahoma State 8-1 to avoid being swept at ONEOK Field on Saturday. Bedlam continues as these teams square off again in Game 3 of the Tournament this week.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Dakota Smith smacked a three-run homer as Kansas scored six runs in the ninth inning to brake a 2-2 tie and defeat Michigan 8-2 on Saturday at Wilpon Complex. Michael Suiter also drove in two runs on the day as Kansas scored eight runs on five hits and five walks.