The Texas Tech baseball team kicked off Big 12 play this past weekend as they made the trip to Waco to take on the Baylor Bears.  Texas Tech entered the opening series of Big 12 play with a 15-3 record while the Bears came in at just 8-8.  The team would struggle in the first two games of the series though, especially on the offensive end as they fell on Friday 1-0 and Saturday 2-1.  Tech would be have to win the series finale on Sunday if they wanted to avoid being swept in their first conference series of the year.

They did just that thanks to a seven run eighth inning, which included a three-run double by catcher Hunter Redman.   Junior Corey Taylor pitched four scoreless relief innings to lead the Red Raiders to a 7-1 victory over the Bears on Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.  Redman led the Red Raiders going 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI while senior Adam Kirsch went 1-for-5 and reached base safely for the 19th consecutive game.

With the win, the team now sits at 16-5 on the year and 1-2 in conference play.  Tim Tadlock and company will return to action on March 18th, as they play host to Stephen F. Austin for a two-game midweek series.  First pitch for game one is set for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. from Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.  Game two is set for Wednesday the Red Raiders and Lumberjacks will conclude the series with a 2pm first pitch.