The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: March 21st

Your daily dose to all things Texas Tech athletics.

Softball

Softball Goes 4-1 in Texas Tech Invitational. The softball team won their first four games, beating Georgia Southern and Boise State twice each before losing to Boise State in the final game of the Jeannie McHaney Memorial Classic. Since I didn’t update things on Sunday, if you want to check out the box scores and recaps, check out the schedule page.

Tennis

The men ended up winning their tournament in San Diego, but the ladies fell to No. 67 TCU on Saturday, 4-0.

I’m honestly shocked by that outcome at home to a conference opponent. Not sure if this was a case of spring break getting the better of the team, but I was shocked by that outcome.

Baseball

Texas Tech Takes Baylor Series. Texas Tech made it a bit uncomfortable but came away with the win and the series, as Texas Tech defeated Baylor 6-5 on Sunday. The baseball series post is updated. Truthfully, Texas Tech was a Ryan Moseley meltdown away from sweeping this series, which I think this team will kick themselves for not winning. There’s a mid-week game against New Mexico and then the Red Raiders are at home to host Oklahoma over the weekend.

Basketball

Gotcher Called It. LAJ’s Krista Pirtle writes that before the season, senior guard Toddrick Gotcher said that Texas Tech would make the NCAA Tournament. Pirtle goes through the personnel and the strategy in making the NCAA Tournament.

Football

Martin Shines at Rivals Camp in Dallas. 2017 Texas Tech QB commit Xavier Martin competed at the Rivals Quarterback Challenge Presented by Under Armour and performed very well:

Martin is listed as an athlete but he clearly could play quarterback at Texas Tech, where he’s committed, and be a good one. The three-star is mobile, throws well on the run, does an excellent job having the ball pop off his hand and it gets out quickly. The Cibolo (Texas) Steele standout can sit in the pocket and deliver passes to the left, right and center but seems at his best on the move.

If you check out Martin’s Twitter, you can see that he’s consistently working on being a quarterback, not just an athlete and if I had to guess, Martin is going to surprise a lot of people this next year at Cibolo. The 2,000 yards that he threw last year I think will be smashed.

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