Photo courtesy of Tim Irby
Madison Carter scored from first on a Jacob Felts double in the bottom of the 9th giving Texas a 2-1 series tying victory on Saturday. The Horns and Red Raiders will decide the series on Sunday at 1 PM.
Junior catcher Jacob Felts was the goat on Friday when he failed to put the ball in play with runners on second and third and one out in the 9th. He sat on Saturday as freshman Jeremy Montalbano got the start. Felts came into the game in the 8th as a defensive replacement and things looked bad when Dillon Peters left with the bases loaded after 8.1 innings pitched.
Corey Knebel came on and struck out two overmatched Tech hitters giving Texas a chance to win in the 9th. Madison Carter took a one-out walk bringing Felts to the plate. Felts smoked a line drive just out of reach of the Texas Tech center fielder and Carter was able to score from first, giving Texas a 2-1 victory and their third walk off game winning hit of the season.
Peters was brilliant for the day, going 8.1 innings while giving up one run and striking out seven. The Texas defense was also brilliant for most of the day, including a CJ Hinojosa relay on a single gunning a Red Raider runner at the plate to end the 7th.
As badly as Felts executed on Friday he performed equally well on Saturday giving Texas the opportunity for a series win to open conference play. The Horns will throw Nathan Thornhill while the Red Raiders will counter with Matt Winthrow. Winthrow was lit up for seven runs in three innings last Sunday against UT Arlington. More of the same today would be nice.
Game time is 1 PM and it's on LHN. This will be your open thread.