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HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 4, 2017) The No. 10 Texas Tech Red Raiders tallied five runs off six hits to take a 5-1 win over the No. 8 Ole Miss Rebels in day two action at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, March 4, 2017. With the roof open at Minute Maid Park, the Red Raiders scored a single run in the third inning and followed that up with two runs in each of the sixth and eight innings. Facing a shutout, the Rebels finally got on the scoreboard with a single run in the bottom of the eighth.
Starting pitcher Steven Gingery received the win for Texas Tech; his third of the season. The left hander faced 30 batters; giving up the single Rebel run off five hits. He struck out eight and walked two. Center fielder Tanner Gardner was two-for-four at the plate with four RBI. His hits scored two runs each; connecting for a single in the sixth inning and a double in the eighth. Third baseman Josh Jung went two-for-three, scoring two runs and knocking in one run. Ole Miss starter James MacArthur pitched five innings for the loss, his first of the season.
Next up for Texas Tech is a 10:05 a.m. match-up on Sunday, March 5 against LSU. The No. 3 Tigers fell to No. 1 TCU in the Friday nightcap. They will face Baylor at 3:35 p.m. Saturday in the middle game of the tournament. The final game of day to will be Texas A&M playing TCU with a scheduled start time of 7:05 p.m.