Texas Tech baseball won a game under thrilling and blunder-filled circumstances on Friday.
The Red Raiders played the Oklahoma State Cowboys to begin a Big XII weekend series. The game went to extras and was tied up at 7 runs apiece in the bottom of the seventh. Gavin Kash hit one to left field, where Cowboys outfielder Nolan Schubert appeared poised to end the inning.
But, in the end, Schubert made an absolutely insane blunder. He pulled a Luis Castillo and dropped the easy flyout! Texas Tech then went on to win the game while everyone else went into bedlam.
Fittingly, the Red Raiders baseball account tweeted, “Madness” in response to the epic finish.
Madness.@Gavinkash6 | #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/PfFfBMwvBc
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) March 18, 2023
What’s more, is that Texas Tech had to climb all the way back for this one. They were down six runs at one point in the game.
Call it a 𝑹𝑬𝑫 𝑹𝑨𝑰𝑫𝑬𝑹 𝑹𝑨𝑳𝑳𝒀 🔥
No. 22 Texas Tech takes down No. 12 Oklahoma State, 8-7, after being 6 down early on! #NCAABaseball x 📸 @TTU_Baseball pic.twitter.com/ZulKfRShI5
— NCAA Baseball (@NCAABaseball) March 18, 2023
The college baseball world buzzed over the highlight of the absurd blunder, which went viral.
“STRAIGHT KASH HOMIE,” tweeted a fan.
STRAIGHT KASH HOMIE 😎👆🏻 https://t.co/KICpFp9CQU
— Maitland Rutledge 🌵 (@Maitland__R) March 18, 2023
“March Madness, Texas Tech baseball style!” tweeted another fan.
March Madness, Texas Tech Baseball style!!
— Tiffany Cobern 🌵 (@TiffCobern) March 18, 2023
“KASH MONEY,” tweeted Mike Canizales.
📍Monsignor Kelly Catholic
KASH MONEY! https://t.co/0mCCJxV990
— Mike Canizales (@mcan409) March 18, 2023
“DAWGS,” another fan tweeted in support of the Red Raiders.
— Brandon Brieger (@brieger34) March 18, 2023
“Another reason you run everything out,” Kris Yeaman tweeted.
Another reason you run everything out. It might seem routine, but anything can happen. https://t.co/UswEfd3uu8
— Kris Yeaman (@KrisYeaman) March 18, 2023
And one fan credited the lovely Lubbock wind for the victory.
Lubbock wind: 1 https://t.co/EHYhvhIW6B
— knowl 🌵🌵 (@knowlknowl) March 18, 2023
Texas Tech baseball will continue playing Oklahoma State this weekend. We’ll see if they can draw out anything as epic as this.