“We didn’t play very well in any phase of the game, and Texas Tech came out and played an aggressive ball game and took advantage of some mistakes and took it to us,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “But it’s just one game. The series is tied, and we need to rest up, recharge the battery and come out (Sunday) and try to win the series.”
The 16 runs are the most an OSU opponent has scored this season.
Cowboy starter Tyler Buffett (2-1) took the loss after giving up four hits and two earned runs in two innings.
Texas Tech designated hitter Adam Kirch hit two home runs, finishing 3-for-5 with six RBIs.
Andrew Rosa and Hunter Hagler both homered for OSU (21-10, 4-4 Big 12).
Reliever Corey Taylor (4-0) got the win for Texas Tech (24-10, 5-6). Taylor allowed six hits and four earned runs in two innings of work.
The Cowboys finish up the Big 12 series with the Red Raiders at 1 p.m. Sunday.