Cougars fall 1-0 to Texas Tech in first game of Super Regional
LUBBOCK, Texas (WCIV) -- The College of Charleston dropped one run early to the Red Raiders but could not capitalize on several opportunities.
Texas Tech hosted their first Super Regional in school history Saturday, looking for their first win. The College was also looking for its first win, but this was the school's second visit to the SuperRegionals in its history.
Twice the Cougars had runners in scoring position, but were denied by Texas Tech's defense. Twice Brandon Glazer made a play for home plate and was thrown out.
In the third inning, Glazer doubled into the gap and a sacrifice bunt moved him to third. A Champ Rowland chopper to shortstop gave Glazer a run, but he hesitated and was thrown out at the plate.
In the eight inning, again Glazer was on third. Rowland again put one into the left side of the field, but a great play by Tech's Pitcher
Taylor Clarke took the mound Saturday seeking his 11th win of the season only gave up 5 hits and one run in eight innings.
"We had opportunities. We'll bounce back," said Clarke. "Bailey (Ober) is one of the best. I like our chances with him on the bump tomorrow."
After the game, head coach Monte Lee said he was frustrated with the loss.
"Taylor Clarke was outstanding pitching and defense-wise, we were fine. We made one mistake," said Lee. "We need to do better with men in scoring position and less than two outs."
"We had opportunities," said Brandon Murray. "We'll get it done."
Texas Tech head coach Tim Tadlock was happy with his pitching staff Saturday, but said they were lucky to pull out the win.
"Chris (Sadberry) was great on the hill, but at the same time we got lucky today. When you get two guys out at home, you're getting lucky," he said.
Lee said the Cougars were disappointed in the loss, but said they would push through it. A hot shower and a good meal will go a long way with the CofC team, he said.
"We need to stay loose and smiling and enjoying this. If we pout and mope, it's a recipe for disaster. Heck, we win tomorrow and there's a Game 3 and it's anybody's game," he said.
The Cougars head back out Sunday for an elimination game against the Red Raiders. Bailey Ober will take the mound for the Cougars and try to force a third game on Monday.
That game is set to start at 3 p.m. and will be aired on ESPNU.?