louisville can't complete comeback against texas tech
By Mike Gilpatrick
March 13th, 2018
March 13th, 2018
The Louisville Cardinals were defeated by the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 8-4, in a top-five matchup.
Bryan Hoeing started the game, and had a less-than-stellar appearance. He went 5.1 innings, and gave up five runs, four earned, on eight hits and two walks. He also had one hit batter. Hoeing's ERA raised to 6.35.
The Cards were down in the fourth. Texas Tech scored their first run on a mishandled double-play attempt. First-baseman Logan Wyatt grabbed the ball, missed Mann at second, and threw into short left field. The runner scored from second. The run was unearned. Then, Hoeing hit the batter with the bases loaded. After that, Hoeing walked the next batter with the bases loaded. Hoeing forced a 5-4-3 double play to end the inning. Louisville was down 3-0 entering the bottom of the fourth.
Louisville got one back in their half of the fourth. Drew Campbell hit a soft swinging bunt, the third-baseman fielded, threw to first, where the first-baseman missed the catch. Louisville sent the runner home from third, and scored their first run.
Texas Tech added a few runs in the top of the sixth. They loaded the bases, and Grant Little hit a screecher to right-field, and scored two. Little was out trying to advance to third.
Then, the Raiders tacked on another in the seventh. Little hit a massive shot to center, and scored an RBI double.
The Cards scored their next run in the bottom half of the seventh. Jake Snider singled to left, and drove in Tyler Fitzgerald.
Louisville attempted to come back in the eighth. The Cards loaded the bases. First, Tyler Fitzgerald walked. Then, Drew Campbell came home on a wild pitch. Then, Texas Tech locked down the rest of the inning. Heading into the ninth, Louisville trailed 6-4.
Texas Tech added a couple runs in the ninth, one on an RBI triple, the other on an RBI single. The Raiders retired the side in the bottom of the inning to end the game.
Louisville moves to 14-2. They will search for the series split tomorrow at noon. The game feature free attendance.