Red Raiders take lead in eighth, eliminate Razorbacks

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 18:26:22-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Cody Masters RBI triple in the eighth gave Texas Tech a late lead and the Red Raiders relief closed it in the ninth as Texas Tech defeated Arkansas 5-4 in an elimination game at the College World Series.

Arkansas had a 3-0 lead early, before Texas Tech scored four in a row off three home runs to take the 4-3 lead. The Razorbacks tied it up at four in the top of the eighth before Masters' RBI gave the Red Raiders back the lead for good.

The teams combined to hit four home runs, tying the most in a single game in CWS history at TD Ameritrade Park.

With the loss Arkansas is eliminated from the 2019 College World Series. Going back to Game 2 of the 2018 CWS finals, the Razorbacks have lost four-straight in Omaha.

Texas Tech advances to another elimination game Wednesday at 6 p.m. They'll face the loser of Monday night's game between Michigan and Florida State.