For The second night in a row, Baylor and Texas Tech came down to the final at-bat, but this time it was the Red Raiders who walked off with the 3-2 win to even their series with 18th ranked Baylor.
Baylor struck first when Andy Thomas came home on a wild pitch to make it 1-0 in the second inning.
After Texas Tech tied the game at one, a Red Raider error allowed Nick Loftin to reach and eventually score on a Davis Wendzel fielders choice to take back the 2-1 lead.
Paul Dickens got the start for Baylor and was outstanding going six innings striking out six Red Raiders and only allowing two hits.
In the seventh inning Luke Boyd came on in relief with a pair of runners on facing Tech’s ever-dangerous Josh Jung. After falling behind in the count 3-balls and no strikes, Boyd battled back to strike out Jung and end the Texas Tech threat.
Boyd was forced from the game in the 8th after striking out Dylan Neuse, and coming up lame.
Logan Freeman would come on in relief eventually walking in the tying run in the eighth, but escaped without any further damage.
In the bottom of the ninth, however Freeman would load the bases again, and Cody Masters delivered the walk-off basehit for the Red Raiders as they take the 3-2 win evening the series at a game a piece.
The rubber-match of this series is set for 2:00pm Saturday at Rip Griffin Park in Lubbock.