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The Morning Stake: June 16th

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Steven Gingery earned his fifth first team All-American honor by being named a First Team All-American by D1 Baseball. This is the first time this has ever happened. That’s a pretty big deal.

First baseman Hunter Hargrove receives the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. This was the inaugural award and it is based on Hargrove’s appearance at the plate, his academics and his personal integrity. Texas Tech freshman third baseman Josh Jung was named to the PG / Rawlings Freshman All-American Award.

LAJ’s Carlos Silva, Jr. reports that Jacob Patterson will be giving up his final year and signing with the St. Louis Cardinals:

“Coach (Ray) Hayward, that man has done so much for me,” Patterson said of the Red Raiders pitching coach. “I talked to him on a personal level multiple times and he would just always be there. But there’s one thing that he always said that I found so true. He always told all of us (pitchers) that we had the ability to play at the next level. We just needed to get over that mental hump to get there. It’s all about confidence in this game, and he gave me that.”

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 It’s going to be pretty. Make sure check out TTURed’s twitter link to check out more photos.

Hard work.

Kliff Kingsbury is looking at players in Louisiana

Buy your very own Staking The Plains t-shirt at the Staking The Plains Threadless Shop. Click on that danged shirt (or the link).

RedRaiderSports’ Drew Kohnle spoke with his commitment to Texas Tech and his connection to Texas Tech and his thought process of saying screw it all, I’m committing to Texas Tech:

“Yeah, my dad played at Penn State, and they showed a lot of interest in me and I was going to their camp. I had the Illinois offer, but if I know where I wanted to go, why would I waste all that money traveling across the country if I knew I wanted to go to Texas Tech? We just said screw it, I want to go here, I want to play here, taking the other trips isn’t worth the money. I just wanted to go to Tech, so I committed.”

Lots more there.

The blogger that thought that Texas Tech would have to hire Art Briles has a schedule analysis and writes that Texas Tech does not have a “snoozer” game and has a final analysis:

Final analysis: It doesn’t look great this fall for Kliff Kingsbury and Tech’s leaky secondary. Tech made QB Manny Wilkins and running back Kalen Ballage look like a pair of Heisman candidates at Arizona State last year. Imagine the havoc that Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver could cause in Week 3. And that’s all before Tech opens Big 12 play with Oklahoma State. This schedule is front-loaded to the point that when Tech opens its November stretch against rivals Baylor, TCU and Texas, it may be too late to salvage more than in-state bragging rights.

Miscellaneous . . . via LandGrant Gauntlet the punishment for Baker Mayfield includes 35 hours of community service and an alcohol education course . . .

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