(Photo: NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
After a 15-3 loss to Stanford on Friday, Texas Tech was Jackson Fryburger looking to bounce back on Saturday. But Stanford starter Alex Williams wasn’t going to let that happen, and the Cardinals won 9-0.
Williams tossed a two-hit, 10-strikeout complete game shutout to sweep the Red Raiders and advance to Omaha for the first time since 2008. The Cardinals hit four homeruns, three of them coming from center fielder Brock Jones who drove in 6 runs on Saturday.
As for Texas Tech, its only two hits came from DH Cole Stilwell. It was a disappointing showing for the Raiders after hosting its fifth straight regional and hosting it’s super regional. It all went wrong in this series for Tech. The bats could never get going, only mustering 9 hits and 3 runs compared to Stanford’s 25 hits and 24 runs. Tech batters also struck out 25 times compared to Stanford’s 20. Texas Tech has a lot to hang their hat on this year, but fall just short of a College World Series appearance. They end the year with a final record of 37-19.
Stanford, who was just 5-11 in the shortened 2020 season, punches their ticket to it’s 17th College World Series appearance. They join Vanderbilt as the only two to clinch so far.