Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer off Chris Sale for Houston, which is 13-4 in May.
The Red Raiders clinched the regular season conference championship with Saturday's win over TCU in Lubbock.
No. 15 Texas Tech split the day to advance to the 2019 Baton Rouge Regional Finals.
The series opener was the first regular-season game in Arlington for the Cardinals since June 13, 2004
The Astros can complete a three-game series sweep Sunday
Maltby named ITA Texas Region Senior of the Year, Most Improved Senior
Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo homered in a seven-run second inning
It marks back-to-back seasons Jung has been named a semifinalist for the award and three straight seasons a Red Raider has made the list.
Mike Minor (4-3) got through five rocky innings, allowing one run on eight hits and two walks.
Alex Bregman hit his 14th homer of the season, a solo shot off Gregory Soto (0-2) to open the scoring in the first.
Beltré spent the last eight seasons of his Hall of Fame-caliber career with the Rangers. The four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner went to his only World Series in 2011.
Andrus hurt his hamstring while running out a ground ball in the seventh inning of the series opener Tuesday night. Rangers manager Chris Woodward said he thinks Andrus should be ready to come back within 10 days.
Texas Tech freshman Jansen Smith completed his first regional tournament at 4-over and in 35th overall, while senior Adam Blomme (5-over) was 43rd and sophomore Kyle Hogan (6-over) finished 49th for the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt talked about baseball, track and field and softball in today's episode. Broadcaster Mike Gustafson and Red Raider Track and Field Head Coach Wes Kittley also joined the program. Listen here...
The Red Raiders tallied 164 points – just 11 from the meet record – to take the title and complete their second consecutive indoor/outdoor sweep of the conference championship.
This is the sixth regional appearance in program history and first since going 1-2 in Seattle in 2012. The team will open play against Louisiana Tech on Friday.
George Springer finished 5-5 with 2 home runs 4 RBI and 5 runs scored to help Houston complete the 4 game sweep, while Alex Bregman went 3-5 with 2 Home runs and 5 RBI
Jung, Warren, Fulford recognized for their work on the field and in the classroom.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The No. 15 Texas Tech softball team split the opening day of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship with a 7-3 victory over No. 6 Kansas and 8-0 loss to No. 1 Oklahoma on Friday at USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex. Erin Edmoundson improved to 19-3 on the season with a complete-game victory over the Jayhawks and hurler Missy Zoch dropped to 16-10 after No. 1 Oklahoma ended game two in six innings. Edmoundson handled the majority of the wor...
Klay Thompson added 27 points to help two-time defending champion Golden State reach the conference finals for a franchise-record fifth straight year and eliminate Houston for the fourth time in five seasons. The Warriors did it with Durant sidelined by a calf injury sustained in the second half of their Game 5 victory.
Justin Verlander continued his strong start to the season with arguably his best start of the year. The only hit off Verlander (6-1) was a single by Asdrubal Cabrera to lead off the fifth.
LCU (35-13) is eliminated from the Heartland Conference playoffs by Arkansas Fort Smith (27-18) by a score of 5 - 3.
Junior Karli Hamilton earned unanimous All-Big 12 First-Team honors after a phenomenal performance during the regular season.
Ariel Jurado (1-1) worked the eighth and got the ball to Chris Martin, who earned his first save of the season and first since 2015.