Red Raiders Clinch Berth in College World Series
Texas Tech is going to the College World Series for the third time in five seasons.
Gabe Holt, Michael Davis and Brian Klein all homered for Texas Tech, powering the Red Raiders to a 6-2 win over Duke to win the Super Regional series on Monday in Lubbock.
The Red Raiders (44-18) went ahead to stay when Davis hit a two-run homer in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie in the deciding game.
The Blue Devils (45-18) put the opening two batters on-board to begin the ninth inning. However, the Red Raiders turned to senior southpaw Dylan Dusek to record the final three outs. He induced a trio of ground outs, the first getting Duke's lead runner in a rundown between third base and home plate. The all-important 27th out came on a comebacker to Dusek to send the 4,474 fans into Rip Griffin Park into a frenzy.
Junior right-handed pitcher Davis Martin went 3.0 innings in his 16th start of the year on Monday afternoon. He was charged with just one run on three hits and two walks, while striking out four. He stranded six Blue Devils on the base paths over the first third of the contest.
He was relieved by fellow junior RHP Ty Harpenau who worked 3.0 innings, giving up a run on four hits and a walk, punching out three. The Arkansas native improved to 7-2 with the victory. Sophomore RHP John McMillon tossed 2.0 big innings for Tech, allowing two hits & two walks, while striking out two in game.
The Red Raiders will face Florida at a time and date to be determined at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.