Texas Tech baseball capped off their regional sweep with an 8-2 win over UCLA Sunday night. The Red Raiders won in round-robin fashion, beating all three opposing teams in the Lubbock Regional.
UCLA struck first with a run in the bottom of the opening frame, but Mason Montgomery came back and didn’t allow another earned run in the rest of his five innings of work. He would go on to finish his day with eight strikeouts and just two hits allowed against the Bruins. The Tech bats got hot early and stayed that way as the team had multiple three-run innings. Leading the way in not only this game but the entire weekend, was Kurt Wilson. He knocked in the team’s first run of the game and tacked on another in the fifth.
Easton Murrell had three hits on the night and added on two RBI’s of his own. Out of the bullpen, the team got solid innings from Andrew Devine, Derek Bridges, and Micah Dallas. The trio allowed just three hits and had six strikeouts in four innings of work. Dallas, who was a weekend starter for the team in the regular season, got the last six outs for the team after getting a save in Friday night’s game against Army.
The regional win guarantees that Tech will host the winner of the Stanford regional next weekend in Lubbock in a best of three series, with the winner headed to Omaha. This will be Tech’s fourth super regional appearance in the last five seasons & the team will be playing for their third straight CWS appearance.