The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: Lady Raiders Add Agler; Smith is Pitcher of the Week; Dominguez Ready for Augusta

In this morning’s stake: Lady Raiders officially add a new player; Gray and Boucher still considering their options; Smith is the Big 12 pitcher of the week and take on Oral Roberts today; Dominguez is ready for Augusta.


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Lady Raiders Officially Add Agler. Texas Tech and head coach Candi Whitaker made it official yesterday to add G Taylor Agler to the team. Agler will have to sit out a year, but she started 15 games last year and averaged 3.2 points a game.

Gray Considering Options; Boucher Narrows List. Via the KnoxNews Howard College shooting guard Rob Gray was on an official visit to Tennessee when the Vols fired Donnie Tyndall. Gray apparently still enjoyed his visit and would still consider the Vols if they offered. Gray will also visit Houston and canceled a visit to Memphis. Gray would like to sign on April 15th.

Via Cody Enterprise Northwest College’s Chris Boucher narrowed his list of programs to Wyoming, TCU, Texas Tech, Oregon State, Washington State and Minnesota.

I still don’t have good feelings about either player. This may just be the pessimist in me, but I think Gray is probably wanting to get closer to home, which is SEC country, and I just don’t know about Boucher.

Smith Named Pitcher of the Week. Congrats to pitcher Cameron Smith who was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, his second time to earn the honor this year:

Cameron Smith led Tech to a 5-1 win over No. 2 TCU in game two of the series with a complete-game gem that included allowing a run on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Texas Tech to Take on Oral Roberts. Texas Tech will travel to Tulsa to take on Oral Roberts today at 2:00 pm. There is a link to a live video feed there at the link, so if you want to day-watch some baseball, there you go. Quinn Carpenter gets the start, but he usually doesn’t pitch too long, so you’ll probably see a full-on bullpen effort.

Dominguez Ready for the Masters. GolfWeek talked with Texas Tech’s Matias Dominguez, who will be playing in the Masters starting on Thursday and cannot wait to start his professional career, but thinks that the improvements that Dominguez has made this past year will hopefully improve Texas Tech’s team:

Sands noticed several leadership traits in Dominguez and made him the captain the past two years. Now, the coach hopes to see his team, No. 16 in Golfweek’s ranking, benefit from its leader’s success.

“Sometimes, when you see a player break through, he knocks down that door and snowballs into a lot of success. I really think that’s what will happen with Matias,” said Sands. “This is a big deal for the team, and everybody is pretty excited about it. To ride that wave of momentum will be big for us.

“It could propel a great team to do something special this year.”

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