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Texas Tech Athletics | March 23, 2014

Texas Tech wins first series vs. ranked team since 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas Tech scored nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to defeat No. 24 TCU 12-2 and to win its Big 12 series on Sunday afternoon in front of 3,548 fans at Lupton Stadium.

The No. 25 Red Raiders (19-7, 3-3 Big 12) won their first road series against a ranked opponent since 2011 (at No. 14 Baylor) while TCU (13-10, 1-2 Big 12) drops its Big 12 opening series.

Tech scored four runs in the fifth inning, sparked by a three-run double by junior Bryant Burleson to right-center field. Burleson finished the game going 2-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI.

The Red Raiders followed with five runs in the fifth, which included Burleson's second double, this time a two-out, two-run double to left-center field.

Tech junior left-handed pitcher Chris Sadberry (3-1) won his third game of the season pitching five innings allowing just one run on four hits with one strikeout and a walk.

TCU starter Tyler Alexander (3-2) took the loss going 5.1 innings allowing six runs (5 ER) on seven hits with seven strikeouts and a walk.

Seven Red Raiders had base hits, nine Tech players scored runs and six had RBI in the contest.

Third baseman Jake Barrios went 2-for-5 with an RBI, designated hitter Stephen Smith went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, freshman shortstop Ryan Long went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a double and catcher Hunter Redman went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.

Junior right-handed pitcher Corey Taylor pitched three scoreless innings out of the Tech bullpen allowing just two hits and a walk with a strikeout.

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