Lubbock, Texas Topeka native Shane Wright, who already has won more games than any pitcher in Texas Tech baseball history, recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts, and Tech catcher Josh Bard -- the brother of Kansas assistant Mike Bard -- snapped a 71 at-bat homerless streak as the Red Raiders rocked KU, 8-1, on Friday.
Wright (4-0) allowed just one earned run with one walk over the full nine innings, and Bard was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Bard's third-inning homer, a two-run shot, gave the 17th-ranked Raiders a 4-0 lead.
Tech (11-4 overall, 1-0 Big 12) scored at least one run in each of the first six innings for a 9-0 lead.
Kansas (2-6, 0-1) scored its only run in the eighth, when freshman Matt Van Alsburg doubled, went to second on Brandon O'Neal's groundout and scored when Ryan Klocksien reached on an error.
Texas Tech collected 13 hits off three KU pitches, including loser Chris Williams (0-1). Williams allowed all eight runs -- seven scored -- off 12 hits