Baseball rallies back to pull off an upset against No. 14 Texas Tech

Cole Johnson slides to second base against the Creighton Bluejays. The Wildcats had a 10-0 victory over the Bluejays on April 10, 2023, in Tointon Family Stadium. (Archive photo by Avery Johnson | Collegian Media Group)

In a thrilling game on Sunday, Kansas State baseball secured the series victory over the No. 14 ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The game started off with K-State taking an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Despite this, Texas Tech stayed in the game and eventually took a 5-2 lead in the top of the fourth inning after infielder Tracer Lopez smacked a home run. 

In the top of the seventh inning, infielder Austin Green hit a three-run home run to put Texas Tech back in control with an 8-6 lead. However, the Wildcats rallied in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring three runs to retake the lead, headlined by a Cole Johnson triple and concluding the game, 10-8.

Tyson Neighbors received the victory, holding a 4-1 record on the season.

The Wildcats will be back in action at 6 p.m. on Tuesday against the 24-16 Wichita State Shockers at Eck Stadium.