Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech cleanup hitter Jarrard Poteete went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, and left fielder Brett Bell chipped in four hits and three runs as the Red Raiders avoided the sweep with a 16-5 Big 12 baseball victory over Kansas University on Sunday at Rip Griffin Park.
KU fell to 24-15 overall, 9-6 in the Big 12. Tech (18-22, 5-10) snapped a nine-game losing streak.
Though the teams battled to a 5-all tie through three innings, Tech kept on scoring, with three in the fourth, a single run in the sixth, three in the seventh and four more in the eighth.
The 18 hits and 16 runs allowed were KU season-worsts.
KU will host Oral Roberts at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Kansas 302 000 00 — 5 10 1
Texas Tech 041 301 34 — 16 18 0
W — Johnathon Tripp, 1-1. L —Drew Morovick, 2-2.
2B — Michael Suiter, Jordan Dreiling, Tucker Tharp; Kansas; Jarrard Poteete, TT. HR — Tim Proudfoot, TT.
KU highlights — Suiter 2-for-4, 2 R; Dakota Smith 2-for-4, 2 RBIs; Tharp 2-for-3.