Texas Tech Baseball Makes History with Record-Breaking 32-5 Victory over Texas Southern

Texas Tech Baseball Makes History with Record-Breaking 32-5 Victory over Texas Southern

In a stunning display of offensive prowess, Texas Tech baseball etched their name in the record books with a historic 32-5 victory over Texas Southern on Friday afternoon. The Red Raiders' relentless hitting barrage not only secured a commanding win but also set a new program record for most runs scored in a single game and marked the highest run total by any Division I team this season.

The defining moment came in the bottom of the eighth inning when freshman Davis Rivers delivered a clutch hit, driving in senior infielder Drew Woodcox for Texas Tech's record-breaking 32nd run of the game. Despite the monumental achievement, head coach Tim Tadlock remained grounded, emphasizing that the ultimate goal is to compete at the highest level regardless of the scoreline.

From the onset, Texas Tech asserted their dominance at the plate, capitalizing on early opportunities to build a commanding lead. They wasted no time in attacking Texas Southern's starting pitcher, Carlos Marquez, plating six runs in a dynamic first inning. The offensive onslaught continued as the Red Raiders capitalized on scoring opportunities throughout the game, with key contributions from Owen Washburn, Damian Bravo, Gage Harrelson, TJ Pompey, Austin Green, Landon Stripling, and Woodcox, who each delivered impactful performances.

Despite falling short of the NCAA single-game record of 50 runs set by Nebraska in 1999, Texas Tech's offensive explosion showcased their offensive firepower and ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities. The victory propelled Texas Tech to a 4-2 record on the season, following earlier wins against Nebraska and Oregon at the Shriners Children's College Showdown at Globe Life Field.

As the Red Raiders continue their series against Texas Southern, they look to carry the momentum from their record-breaking performance into the remainder of the weekend series. With two more games against Texas Southern on the horizon, Texas Tech aims to maintain their offensive rhythm and secure further victories in pursuit of their season goals.