Arizona Baseball: Wildcats take first game of Texas Tech series

Johnny Field went 3-for-4 on Tuesday in a Wildcats win against Texas Tech - Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Tyler Crawford went 8 innings for the Cats on Tuesday, earning his second win of the year

Tyler Crawford's eight innings combined with a big sixth inning from the offense gave the Wildcats a win in the first game of a two-game series against Texas Tech, winning 6-2.

The game was tight until the sixth inning. Hits from Zach Gibbons, Riley Moore, and Brandon Dixon with a throwing error by Texas Tech shortstop Jake Barrios gave Arizona (11-3) four runs in the inning, more than enough for starter Tyler Crawford.

Crawford (2-1) went eight innings, giving up just two runs on eight hits. Mathew Troupe pitched a scoreless ninth, making it 9 2/3 innings this year without giving up a run.

With the Sunday starter spot in question, Crawford is certainly making his case. After Tuesday night's outing, his season ERA stands at 1.82 after giving up just 5 earned runs in 24 2/3 innings pitched.

Brandon Dixon and Trent Gilbert each had 2 RBI on the night. Gilbert leads the Wildcats with 20 RBI on the season. Johnny Field went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles.

The Wildcats and Red Raiders (7-6) square off again on Wednesday at 1 PM.

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