Texas Tech stole home for walk-off win over No. 4 Texas
Stealing home is one of the rarer plays in baseball. It’s extremely rare that a game ends on a 2-out walk-off steal, but that’s what happened Friday night between No. 16 Texas Tech and No. 4 Texas.
It was 4-4 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Texas Tech was down to its last out of the inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd. Kurt Wilson then decided to take off for home. Wilson got just such a good jump that the Longhorns did not make a throw to the plate.
Thanks to videos on Twitter, fans can see how it looked from behind the plate, down the 3rd-base line and the Red Raider dugout.
STOLEN BASE WINNERRRRRRRR OMG
Texas Tech defeats Texas, @Kurtwilson14 wow!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/tphFlRiUeQ
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) March 26, 2022
WOW…just WOW!!#NCAABaseball x 🎥 @TTU_Baseball pic.twitter.com/PaUuxakJSq
— NCAA Baseball (@NCAABaseball) March 26, 2022
Awesome angle of Texas Tech doing a walk off steal of home tonight on Texas pic.twitter.com/xaUl7JeAoF
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 26, 2022
“Once we got to 2 outs, we got communication that if we got in a position when we needed to do it, we’re gonna do it,” Texas Tech head coach Tim Tadlock said after the game, per the team website. “Kurt made it happen. No doubt about it. Kurt’s initial lead allowed him to do it, the baseball player Kurt is, allowed him to do it.”