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NCAA Baseball: Lubbock Regional Day Two

Dallas Baptist stays alive thanks to a great two-way performance and Texas Tech wins nightcap 4-3 forcing New Mexico to an elimination game.

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Day two in Lubbock saw a little less offense, but the games were much more exciting. Here's a look at how things stand about two days.

Dallas Baptist 8 - Fairfield 5

Dallas Baptist managed to stay alive thanks to Darick Hall. No seriously, all the dude did was pitch 7.1 innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits to go along with six strike outs. While that stat line isn't the greatest, he also managed to his his 19th and 20th home runs on the season going 2-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Game, set, match. With the loss, Fairfield ends their season 32-26 but with a MAAC regular season and tournament championship to their credit.

Texas Tech 4 - New Mexico 3

In the nightcap, the Lobos had the Red Raiders on the ropes leading 3-1 through seven innings. However, in the top of the eighth Texas Tech was able to plate two thanks to a two RBI pinch hit single by Ryan Long which tied the game at three. Then in the top of the ninth Stephen Smith hit his tenth home run of the year to make the comeback complete and allow the Red Raiders to take a 4-3 lead. The tally would be enough for the win and allow the Red Raiders to advance to the regional final. New Mexico has to work its way through the losers bracket and will face Dallas Baptist on Sunday.

Dallas Baptist and New Mexico square off at 3 P.M. on Sunday with the winner advancing to face Texas Tech at 7 P.M.