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Friday, April 5, 2019

No. 11 Texas Tech takes down KU baseball

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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.

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