May 2, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas- -
Mizzou senior Aaron Senne broke the school's all-time hits record on Sunday, however a run in the bottom of the ninth inning by Texas Tech, gave the Red Raiders a 16-15 win in the finale of the three-game series in Lubbock.
The Tigers fell to 23-19 on the year and 7-10 in the Big 12, while TTU moved to 26-22 overall and 12-9 in the league.
Trailing by one run with two outs in the ninth inning, freshman Eric Garcia singled and junior Jonah Schmidt doubled to drive in the tying run.
Senne singled in each of his first two at-bats which gave him 275 career hits, setting a new school record. The old mark as held by Jayce Tingler, who compiled his 274 hits from 2000-2003. Senne finished the afternoon 2-for-4.
Each team put runs on the board in each of the first four innings and the two teams combined for 31 runs, 30 hits and eight home runs in the game, with Texas Tech hitting six of the eight homers. Freshman Dane Opel picked up his third home run of the year when he hit a two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning.
Junior Brett Nicholas hit a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to 18 games. His streak is the longest at Mizzou since 2002 (Jayce Tingler, 24 games). The home run was the eighth of the season for Nicholas.
Sophomore Ryan Gebhart extended his hitting streak to eight games as had two hits and drove in two runs on Sunday. He singled and scored in the first, then had two-run triple in the third inning. Gebhart has had a hit in all eight games he played in since returning from an injury that forced him to miss the first 34 games of the season.
Mizzou returns home to host Missouri State on Tuesday at Taylor Stadium. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.