25 Apr

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Baseball erupts for 17 runs to take series over No. 11 Texas Tech

With his victory Saturday over No. 11 Texas Tech, Ty Culbreth became the first pitcher in the Big 12 this season to win eight games (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

With his victory Saturday over No. 11 Texas Tech, Ty Culbreth became the first pitcher in the Big 12 this season to win eight games (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Longhorns pounded out 14 hits — including three home runs — and drew seven walks, and two pitchers surrendered four hits en route to a 17-1 UT victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock. The victory, which was called after seven innings, was the Longhorns’ second in three games over the No. 11 Red Raiders and improved UT’s record to 19-21 this season, and 9-6 against Big 12 teams.

The Longhorns now have won