LUBBOCK, Texas (Nexstar) – Texas Tech was in need of a rebound and when push came to shove, that’s exactly what they did.
The Red Raiders hit a snag earlier this month after a trip to Manhattan, Kansas against the Wildcats and had a daunting task to get back on track; beat conference leader TCU.
The Horned Frogs were unbeaten in Big 12 play prior to their trip to Lubbock over the weekend and after their Friday night win over Tech, chances seemed high they would keep that streak alive.
But Saturday and Sunday, the Red Raiders turned the tide.
Texas Tech managed to erase a three-run deficit Saturday as they clawed their way back into a tight game with the Horned Frogs and managed to take the game into extra innings. Thanks to the heroics of Cal Conley, the Red Raiders got a walk-off home run to even the weekend series at one apiece.
In the rubber match, Texas Tech looked like the team of old, firing on all cylinders. Jace Jung hit three home runs, leading to a run-rule over TCU, handing the Horned Frogs their first two conference losses of the season and shaking up the Big 12 standings.
More importantly, the Red Raiders broke their slump as they head into a mid-week series with Stephen F. Austin, followed by a weekend conference series in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Big 12 Standings:
1. Texas (10-2)
2. TCU (7-2)
3. Oklahoma State (6-3)
4. Texas Tech (5-4)
5. West Virginia (4-5)
6. Baylor (3-6)
7. Oklahoma (3-6)
8. Kansas (2-7)
9. Kansas State (2-7)