Texas Tech Baseball Breaks Program Scoring Record with 32 Runs

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders Baseball team was on fire Thursday night, breaking the program record for most runs scored in a game.

No. 19 Texas Tech started their season off right, breaking the single-game run record with 32 runs scored in their home opener against Texas Southern at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

 

Texas Tech head coach Tim Tadlock spoke on the impressive feat in his post-game press conference but kept things cool and didn’t gush about the performance.

“It really doesn’t mean anything,” Tadlock said. “It means you won the game. Really, we’re probably just as happy winning the game 3-2 as we are for whatever the score was. To me, we’re aspiring to play baseball at the highest level we can. For each guy, and our team. I don’t think we were close to that today, no matter what the runs say.”

The school record was recorded thanks to 24 hits from the Red Raider lineup. Every Red Raider that started the game scored at least one run, with eight of nine starters recording one or more RBIs. Freshman infielder Landon Stripling stole the show for Texas Tech, recording five hits, including two home runs and seven RBIs in his first career start.

While Texas Tech’s bats will likely have to cool down after Friday’s scorching performance, the Red Raiders will have a shot to take down Texas State again in Game Two of the series on Saturday, February 24th, at 2:00 PM CT.