The Texas Tech Red Raiders started opening weekend 3-0, but could not hold on against Missouri State, falling 4-2.

Daniel Coulombe, who returned to the mound for the first time since suffering season ending Tommy Johns surgery last year, had an impressive return pitching five innings with five strikeouts. Coulombe allowed three hits, one walk, and only one run.

All-American closer John Neely took the loss for the Red Raiders after giving up two runs with two strikeouts and two walks in 2 innings of work. Neely is now 0-1 on the season.

The Red Raiders were led offensively by Barret Barnes who went 3-3 during the game with 1 RBI.

Texas Tech will be back at home next weekend hosting the third-annual Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic, where the Red Raiders will welcome Northern Illinois and No. 11 St. John's.