Texas Tech Baseball vs TCU
The Texas Tech baseball team represents Texas Tech University in NCAA Division I college
baseball. They play in the Big 12 Conference and play their home games at Dan Law Field at
Rip Griffin Park. Coach Tim Tadlock is entering his 9th season with the Red Raiders. Currently
ranked No. 66 in the nation, Tadlock has won seven of his last eight games. The Red Raiders
have an impressive history of winning and are a popular choice among college baseball fans.
TCU matched Tech’s offense in the top of the seventh
In the top of the seventh, TCU matched Tech’s offense with two runs and a solo home run to
take the lead. After TCU took the lead in the top of the seventh, the Horned Frogs kept adding
runs. Andrew Morris singled in the fifth, and TCU added two more runs in the sixth and
seventh innings. After a Tech strikeout in the top of the eighth, TCU extended their lead to
The Horned Frogs ended up falling 7-4 to TCU at Lupton Stadium. TCU scored seven runs in
the final four and a half innings to beat Texas Tech. The lone Texas Tech run came in the top
of the seventh when Easton Murrell hit a two-run home run on a full count pitch over the right
field wall. The Horned Frogs went on to lose the game, 7-4.
The Horned Frogs’ defense slowed down Texas Tech’s spread offense in the seventh. That was
a good thing for TCU because their secondary matched Texas Tech’s in the middle of the field.
They are content to clog the middle and make plays. Their offense is good enough to score
touchdowns despite the fact that they don’t have great depth.
The Horned Frogs went into the game with a different attitude than they did last season. They
had a much higher seeding in the Big 12 and had an impressive record against in-state rivals.
The Horned Frogs, ranked 10 heading into the matchup, played with an unrelenting ferocity
that reminded me of a Cobra Kai dojo.
Despite being down by nine points in the second half, the Horned Frogs remained close. They
led by as much as 18 points with 9:38 to play. After falling behind by eight points, the Wildcats
began to whittle away. Then, a late Boykin touchdown tied the game at 36 and two field goals
sealed the outcome. This was the first time the Horned Frogs had trailed in a game since the
beginning of the season.
Despite the late start, TCU’s offense continued to be the difference in this game. In the first
half, the Horned Frogs scored three touchdowns and TCU matched Texas Tech’s offense in the
top of the seventh. TCU has now won three of four meetings against Tech in the Big 12 and
the score of 82 points is the highest in a conference game.
Despite the loss to Kansas State, the Horned Frogs enter play with an 8-6-1 overall record and
a 1-4 Big 12 record. They have lost four games since tying Kansas at the beginning of the
season. Their upcoming schedule includes games against No. 8 West Virginia in Morgantown,
W. Va., and No. 9 Iowa State in Ames. While TCU has struggled to find its stride this season,
they have had success with freshman Ally Griffin. She has started all 15 games this season,
netting more than 15 points.
Against Texas Tech, the Raiders’ defensive effort was also crucial. The Raiders had a strong
defensive effort, but their defense couldn’t stop the Horned Frogs’ offense. Freshman outside
hitter Julia Adams led TCU with 11 kills. With a.500 hitting percentage, the freshman outside
hitter has delivered 51 kills in her last three matches.
TCU matched Tech’s offense in the home half of the eighth
After falling behind 9-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, TCU battled back and scored two runs
in the top of the seventh inning, one in the bottom of the eighth and one in the ninth. The
three-run eighth inning was the most important of the night. TCU tacked on runs after Andrew
Morris singled home from the right side to give them a 2-0 lead. The Tigers added another run
in the sixth inning, but Texas Tech held a one-run lead after that.
Texas Tech’s offense is clicking, and the team has a lot of talent at both positions. Jakeem
Grant leads the team with 21 receptions, and other key players include Devin Lauderdale and
Reginald Davis. Ian Sadler has thirteen receptions. While he was shutout last week, he has
since rebounded and scored in every game, including the win over Oklahoma State.
TCU matched Texas Tech’s offense on Tuesday, and now sits in the top half of the Big 12
standings halfway through its league schedule. Texas Tech, meanwhile, fell to Oklahoma 70-55
on Tuesday. TCU beat the Longhorns for the third time in a row and is tied with them for third
place. However, the team was able to win the game without its leading scorer Mike Miles, who
missed two games due to a wrist injury.
Texas Tech was a physical team from tip to tip. One player was hit with a flagrant foul in the
first quarter, and Texas’ Dylan Disu left the game with a towel over his face. The Red Raiders
extended their lead in the second half, twice building their lead to seven points before Texas
clawed back. But the Horned Frogs matched the Red Raiders’ offense in the second half and
ended the game with a late 3-pointer.
Both teams have a similar defense, but neither team has a Heisman-caliber running back. TCU
has a solid core of players who consistently contribute to the team’s success. In addition to
Wood and the other top receivers, TCU has a solid offensive line that can match Texas Tech’s
defense on most nights. With its defense relying on run-through tackles and missed tackles,
TCU should be able to win.
Despite TCU’s defense, the Red Raiders’ offense was a bit of a surprise. Texas Tech’s defense
had been tested twice in three weeks. And TCU had a perceived weakness in the defense, but
they came through in the game with one of their best offensive games this season. The red
Raiders will be back in action on Wednesday at 20th-ranked Texas.
Despite the tough loss, the Red Raiders have a handful of double-figure scorers on the court.
Kevin Obanor, Davion Warren, and Darrell Williams average double figures. Against
Oklahoma, Warren led Tech with 16 points. In addition, Adonis Arms and Kevin McCullar each
average more than four points per game. It is also possible that the Red Raiders will lose
without these four players.
The Red Raiders have a tough road game this season. They went 0-8 against ranked teams,
but they did win a game against the Sooners in Lubbock last Saturday. While Tech was ranked
No. 1, TCU had one ranked win in Big 12 play, which makes it a difficult opponent to beat. But
despite the loss, the Red Raiders have to play tougher in order to earn Big 12 wins.
TCU is ranked No. 8 in the country and has beaten two No. 1 teams in the past. In the last five
seasons, the Red Raiders have beaten No. 1 teams twice – once at No. 10 in the Jimmy V
Classic on Dec. 10, and once at No. 9 against Baylor in the Shriners Classic on Jan. 11, 2021.
Despite their recent resurgence, TCU has struggled in Big 12 play and has lost to No. 5
Kansas and No. 7 Baylor.
The run is TCU’s Achilles’ Heel, who rushed for 113 yards on 17 carries. After suffering a foot
injury late in the first half, Evans didn’t return to the game. However, the run game was not
over for TCU. TCU’s sophomore running back Dominic Richardson had a big game. The senior
led the team in rushing last year with 534 yards and an average of 5.6 yards per carry. In the
third quarter, TCU’s offense came to life.