Texas Tech Baseball Outscores Opponents 65-11 on Opening Weekend
Texas Tech scored early and often this weekend, putting up 65 runs while holding Houston Baptist and Northern Colorado to just 11.
The action started on Friday in some frigid temps with the Red Raiders coming up with a frosty 5-1 victory. Up next was a doubleheader on Saturday where Texas Tech scored 20-plus runs in back-to-back games, beating Houston Baptist 24-3 and Northern Colorado 22-4. The Sunday game finished the series on an emphatic 14-3 run rule of Northern Colorado.
The stars of the weekend were aplenty, but no one was better at the plate than freshman DH Nate Rombach, who hit five home runs and tallied 15 RBI in just 14 at-bats. He hit an even .500 with his other two hits being doubles. Every hit in Rombach's Red Raider career has been for extra bases.
Another freshman who had a strong debut was 3rd baseman Jase Jung, who had eight hits and 13 RBIs, hitting right next to his freshman bash brother Rombach. Jung also had two home runs on the weekend.
Nine Red Raiders took the mound this weekend without giving up any runs. Micah Dallas looked especially sharp out of the bullpen on Friday, pitching three innings, facing the minimum, and striking out five. Bryce Bonnin struck out the most batters over the weekend with 8 Ks in his four-inning outing.
The Red Raiders will need to stay sharp next weekend as they head to the Round Rock Classic to face Tennessee, Stanford and Houston.