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The Morning Stake | 2018.03.08

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Texas Tech Track and Field

Going for a National Championship. A-J Media’s Don Williams writes about sprinter Divine Oduduru going for a National Indoor Championship at Texas A&M:

“I have a big expectation, a big dream for myself,” Oduduru said. “I really want to go far. I really want to achieve. There are people I always look up to when it comes to track and field. I see how far they’ve gone. When I look at them and look at where I am today, I say I have a lot of work to do. (But) I still believe if I can get myself prepared and be disciplined, then I believe I’m going to get there.”

The other interesting thing is that Oduduru is originally from Nigeria and sorta already a meme for the phrase, “I never espered it”.

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Texas Tech Baseball

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Texas Tech 7, New Mexico 2. Texas Tech (14-0, 0-0) beat New Mexico (5-6-1, 0-0) in a mid-week game, behind another quality start by Ryan Shetter (3-0) and some quality bullpen work by a handful of guys, Caleb Kilian, Connor Queen, Dane Haveman and Kurt Wilson (Recap | Box Score). As a group, the pitchers only allowed 7 hits, 6 of them by Shetter, 2 runs (both by Shetter), 3 walks (all by Shetter) and 9 strikeouts. So yes, Shetter had some control issues, but he also got out of some jams on his own by striking out a batter to end the inning a couple of times. Shetter will make some batters miss and that’s what makes him so interesting.

Michael Davis knocked home his 4th home run of the year, and went 1-3 with 2 RBI, Cameron Warren went 2-4 with 2 RBI and as a team, the group had only 7 hits on the day, but they also had 9 walks.

Separating balls from strikes folks.

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Offensive Coordinator Kevin Johns.

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