The No. 11-ranked Texas Tech baseball team scored five runs the final four innings to defeat Kansas, 5-4, in comeback-fashion at Rip Griffin Park Friday afternoon.
The Jayhawks (15-14, 1-6 Big 12) jumped out to a four-run lead through the first five and a half innings before the Red Raiders (20-8, 4-3 Big 12) plated a trio of runs in the bottom of the sixth.
A single run in each of the final two innings off Kansas reliever Blake Goldsberry (2-4) completed the comeback for TTU that included a walk-off single with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth.
Junior shortstop Benjamin Sems started things off with an RBI-single in the top of the second. A Red Raider throwing error in the sixth gifted KU another run before Sems connected for a two-RBI single to give his team a 4-0 lead.
Redshirt-junior Ryan Cyr started on the bump and pitched himself in and out of trouble until the bottom of the sixth when Texas Tech tagged him for a three-spot after he loaded the bases with nobody out.
The second game of the three-game set is slated to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.