Leaving 11 runners on base, Texas Tech missed out on key opportunities falling to Florida 9-6 Thursday night.
The loss eliminates the Red Raiders from the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Red Raiders rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the 7th as they loaded the bases with 1 out. Brian Klein and Josh Jung had RBI singles and Grant Little’s fielder’s choice and error plated at 3rd run. Still, with the bases loaded and 1 out, the Red Raiders couldn’t get any additional runs across.
Florida rallied with 3 of their own in the 8th to go up 8-3.
Texas Tech was fearless scoring 3 more in the 8th led by a 2-run single from Grant Little. They stranded runners on 1st and 2nd to end the inning
The Red Raiders had other chances as they loaded the bases in the 2nd with 1 out, but were unable to score. In the 4th they had runners on first and 2nd with 1 out and came away empty.
Without getting a hit, defending national champion Florida scored 1 in the 4th and in the 5th finally got their first hit from Blake Reese. The Gators scored 2 in the 5th and added 2 more in the 6th on a home run from JJ Schwartz.
Texas Tech finishes up a terrific season 45-20, making the College World Series for the 3rd time in 5 years. In each of their last 2 trips to Omaha, the Red Raiders won 1 game beating No.1 Florida.
Congrats to Tim Tadlock and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on another super World Series season.
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