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The Morning Stake | 2018.03.05

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Out for the Weekend. I’ll be out for the weekend, yes, I’ll be out for a huge baseball series and Selection Sunday. And to top it all off, I’m taking my annual trip out in East Texas, Bagota to be specific, and won’t have much, if any internet service. A handful of dads, mostly Red Raiders, and their sons hanging out. I know you’ll all be great in my absence.

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

You can check out the South Alabama series thread where Texas Tech swept the No. 11 team in the nation: 8-1 on Friday; 14-2 in game 1 on Saturday; 5-2 in game 2 on Saturday; and 9-7 on Sunday. And the win on Sunday was especially impressive as they threw out a freshman starter that only went 3 innings and the bullpen finally had a rough go at it. The normally reliable Jose Quezada got roughed up and Caleb Freeman had a rough day as well. Still though, the offense was terrific pretty much the entire series and it’s really tough to argue with 13-0 at this point of the season.

Up later this week is New Mexico on Wednesday and then this group heads to Lexington for the weekend to take on #7 Kentucky, who played in the Shriner’s Classic in Houston this weekend and took down Western Kentucky, #24 Houston, Sam Houston State, and Louisiana. Should be another fun series.

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Amendola Returns.

Offensive Coordinator Kevin Johns Report.

Highlights.

Parker’s Success. A-J Media’s Don Williams writes about safety Justus Parker’s rise to success last year, including a video message from Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski, while meeting Amendola last week:

A couple of weeks ago, when Amendola returned to Lubbock for a high-stakes Tech-Kansas basketball game, Parker got to meet one of his favorites. He called it “surreal, this little small-town kid getting to talk to Danny Amendola.”

“He said don’t let anything I did in the previous year … ‘Don’t just keep reflecting on that,’” Parker related. ” ’Look forward and make more plays, just to keep grinding.”

Miscellaneous. I missed both of these last week, but we have two spring previews, from LandGrant Gauntlet’s Josh Cowan and DieHards’ Shehan Jeyarajah . . .

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