LUBBOCK, Texas — Eighth-ranked Texas Tech rallied from an eight-run deficit to defeat Oregon 12-11 Saturday afternoon at Rip Griffin Park.
The Ducks scored eight runs in the top of the first, but Texas Tech followed with three in the bottom of the inning and added four in the second inning. Oregon led 11-7 before the Red Raiders scored two runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh.
Jonny DeLuca had three hits and two RBIs for the Ducks and Aaron Zavala also had three hits. Spencer Steer and Gabe Mathews each had two hits for Oregon.
Sam Novitske led off the game with a single and DeLuca followed with a single before Steer walked to load the bases. Mathews, Zavala and Taylor Adams each walked to bring in a run before Max Foxcroft was hit by a pitch to put the Ducks up 4-0.
Tanner Smith reached on an error as three runs scored on the play. DeLuca singled in Smith to cap the inning.
Cameron Campbell hit a solo homer in the second inning before Smith doubled in the third and scored on a ground out by DeLuca.
UO starter Ryne Nelson allowed seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Oregon took a 11-7 lead with a run in the sixth inning when DeLuca doubled and scored on a single by Steer.
Texas Tech scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth off reliever Peyton Fuller. Nico Tellache gave up a run in the seventh before Kolby Somers allowed two runs.
Oregon State 9, Gonzaga 3
At Surprise, Ariz., Adley Rutschman and Beau Philip homered to back a strong pitching performance from Bryce Fehmel as No. 10 Oregon State battered Gonzaga.
Rutschman hit a solo homer in the sixth inning and Philip launched a three-run shot in the seventh as the Beavers improved to 2-0.
Fehmel gave up a solo home run to Ryan Sullivan in the second inning and then allowed just two more runners before being relieved to start the ninth. Fehmel allowed one hit, struck out three and walked none in recording his 27th career win, tying him for eighth on the Beavers' all-time list.
Alex McGarry singled home two runs in Oregon State's three-run fourth inning. He also drove in a run on another single during a three-run sixth inning and finished with three hits along with Philip.