The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: Baseball Loses Series to OSU; Softball Wins Series Against UT; Marquez Wants Opportunity

In this Morning’s Stake: Baseball loses game three and the series to Oklahoma State; softball beats UT for a series for the first time in program history; Texas Tech may have signed a new quarterback, but most likely a pretty good pitcher.


Photo via Charles Henry @ Flickr.

Baseball Loses Game 3 and Series to Oklahoma State. The weekend thread has been updated with yesterday’s loss to Okahoma State, 6-3. A rough go at it as Texas Tech was expected to start Corey Taylor and was scratched late and Tim Tadlock had to cobble together a start with relief pitchers. I mention in the other post that Texas Tech is going to have issues closing out a series with this team’s best pitcher, Corey Taylor, and best pitcher from last year, Dylan Dusek, not going at 100%. Don’t be too hard on them.

In any event, Texas Tech plays Grand Canyon for two games before heading down Ausin-way for a three game series with the Longhorns. UT was swept by TCU this past weekend and right now, Texas Tech sits in 4th place at 10-8 in conference play, while UT is 8-10. Pretty big series this weekend. Pretty big series.

Softball Wins Series Against Texas. Congrats to the softball team as they won the first ever series against Texas with a 7-3 win over the Longhorns yesterday. Huge win for Cara Custer, who pitched all 7 innings giving up only 3 runs. Huge win and Wreck’Em!

Recapping Track and Field at Drake Relays. Select men and women competed in the Drake Relays in Iowa over the weekend. JaCorian Duffield won the hihg jump and Bradley Adkins won second with Trey Culver winning 5th. Kole Weldon won the hammer throw, breaking the school record, and also won the discus and the shot put. Cierra White won the 100 meters. Full update at the link.

Doege Released. A bit of sad news as Seth Doege was released from the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday.

Marquez Looking for Opportunity. I think this is a site that gets stuff out about guys that are looking to get drafted and here is WR Bradley Marquez is looking for an opportunity in the NFL to show teams what he can do. Here is Marquez talking about what he brings to a team:

“My route running and hands is a big part of my game, said Marquez. “Blocking aspect and football is a team sport. I’ve gotten better at blocking over the years because I knew the importance of it from when I was a running back. I want to be an all-around complete receiver.”

Possible Quarterback Signing with Texas Tech . . . Maybe Not, But Probably a Really Good Pitcher. Not sure about some of this as El Paso native Justin Maese has signed a letter of intent with Texas Tech baseball. As a junior, Maese had a 7-2 record with a 0.99 ERA, 92 Strikeouts and 3 walks in 56.1 innings. I can’t find anything as a senior, but I assume he’s doing well. As a footballer, he threw for about 172 yards a game and threw 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a senior. This is probably one of those situations where maybe there’s a spot since some of these guys are most likely to be drafted in the MLB draft as part of Texas Tech’s 2015 class.

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