The Red Raiders opened up a three game weekend series from the road against Big 12 foe Kansas State, and dropped what became a pitchers duel by a final of two to one.

The Red Raiders lone run came in the eighth inning when Barrett Barnes drove-in Jamodrick McGruder with an RBI single to right field; while Kansas State notched its runs in the second and third innings.

Freshman David Paiz took the loss pitching 4.2 innings allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk allowed. Wildcats starter Shane Conlon won his first start of the season pitching 6.2 innings allowing four hits with five strikeouts.

Texas Tech and Kansas State will continue their three-game series today with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch at Tointon Family Stadium.