Texas Tech's top 4 produce in 10-4 win over Louisville
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Josh Jung hit a two-run homer as each of the top four batters in Texas Tech’s lineup had two RBIs in a 10-4 win over Louisville on Saturday night in the NCAA Lubbock Regional.
Jung’s 12th homer put the Red Raiders (41-17) up 10-2 in the seventh. They are one win from their third Super Regional berth in five years.
Louisville (44-18), which had won 16 NCAA regional games in a row since their last such loss in 2012, plays Kent State (40-17) in an elimination game Sunday. The winner then plays Texas Tech that night.
Red Raiders starter Caleb Kilian (9-1) struck out four and allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Cardinals lefty starter Nick Bennett gave up six runs in 3 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and five walks.
The Red Raiders went ahead to stay with a three-run third when their runs came on a sacrifice fly, a bases-loaded walk and a balk for a 3-1 lead. Brian Klein had three hits, including a two-run single in a three-run fourth.