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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes Recap

The unranked Grand Canyon Antelopes traveled to Lubbock, Texas to take on the twenty-first ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders in the finale of a two game series on Wednesday. Texas Tech jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning, but GCU fought back with a run of their own in the top of the second. Highlighted by Chad De La Guerrahey’s ninth home run of the season, the Antelopes would add three more in the fourth, taking a 4-1 lead. The Red Raiders scored two runs each in the fourth and sixth innings, taking a 5-4 lead into the eighth inning.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes Recap

Grand Canyon second baseman Chad De La Guerra hit an RBI single in the tenth inning, plating the winning run for the Antelopes in an upset win over 21st-ranked Texas Tech. After spotting the Red Raiders three first-inning runs, the Antelopes gave up only one run for the rest of the night. Their offense scored a pair of runs in both the third and fourth innings off Texas Tech starter Ty Damron. Grand Canyon shortstop Paul Panaccione got on base four times and scored twice, and reliever Travis Garcia-Perreira (1-0) earned the win with three scoreless innings. The Red Raiders had four players finish with two hits each but struggled with men on base after the first inning.