Lubbock, Texas – Nick Sullivan had three hits and drove in a pair of runs, but Texas Tech erupted for 12 runs in their final two at-bats to take the opening game of the three-game series, 16-8, Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
Sullivan paced a 13-hit attack for Nebraska, which built a 6-4 lead after six and a half innings before Texas Tech scored seven times in the bottom of the seventh and tacked on five more runs in the eighth to cruise to victory.
Tyler Farst, Jeff Tezak and Jake Mort had two hits apiece as the Huskers (10-4-1, 0-1 Big 12) saw their five-game win streak snapped. Taylor Ashby led the Red Raiders (7-9, 1-0 Big 12), going 4-for-5 with three RBIs and scored three times. Joey Kentworthy had three RBIs while Scott LeJuene had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the victors.
Brian Cloud (2-2) earned the victory for Texas Tech in relief, while Eric Rose (2-2) took the loss, allowing two earned runs in the fateful seventh.
The second game of the doubleheader will take place at 5 p.m. and will carried on the Husker Sports Network and on Huskers.com