LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 3 Texas Tech baseball team put together another strong performance in a 14-3 run-rule victory over Northern Colorado on Sunday to wrap up an Opening Weekend that saw the Red Raiders outscore their opponents 65-11 in four games.
The 65 runs in a four-game weekend were the most from Tech since 1999, when Tech compiled 81 runs against Howard from Feb. 5-7.
Freshman Jace Jung gave Tech an early 3-0 lead with a bases-clearing double in the first, and Tech (4-0) never looked back, scoring two runs in the third, five in the fourth and four more in the fifth.
It marked the second time this weekend Tech run-ruled its opponent in seven innings, also doing so against Houston Baptist by a count of 24-3 on Saturday. The Red Raiders have scored in double figures three straight games, posting the 24 against HBU followed by 22 and 14 against UNC.
The offensive balance was on display again Sunday as seven Red Raider starters tallied hits with four recording multi-hit efforts. Six Red Raiders drove in runs, five of which had multi-RBI games.
After hitting four home runs and compiling 11 RBI in Saturday’s doubleheader, freshman Nate Rombach continued his hot hitting with his fifth home run of the season, his second double and four more RBI to bring his total to 15.
Mason Montgomery received his first win of the season with 4.0 innings of work in the run-rule. He allowed just two runs on two hits, struck out five and walked none. Sophomore Hunter Dobbins tossed a scoreless fifth, junior Jakob Brustoski and senior John McMillon combined for a scoreless sixth and freshman Andrew Devine took care of the seventh.
Texas Tech takes part in the inaugural Round Rock Classic next weekend at Dell Diamond where they’ll meet Tennessee, Stanford and Houston over three days at Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express.