The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2018.06.04

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

The individuals who are participating in the NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Oregon, are there and spending time on the beach before the get to work. Aside from that, head coach Wes Kittley was named the Mountain Region Men’s Coach of the Year, Calvin Thomas was named the Mountain Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Yer and James Thomas was named the Mountain Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year (TexasTech. I follow Thomas on Twitter and he is a very positive guy and just a real positive force of a human being (@CoachThomasJr). And why don’t you follow Calvin Robinson while you’re at it (@CoachCalRob).

Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech wins the NCAA Lubbock Regional, beating Louisville, 11-6, yesterday afternoon and now advances to the super regional round of the NCAA Tournament. There is at least one more game to be played in the Athens Regional (you can check out all of the scores for all of the regionals at D1Baseball) where Duke and Georgia play today at 1:00 p.m., if Georgia wins, they advance and Texas Tech will travel to Athens. If Duke wins the first game, they’ll play it again and if Duke pulls off two wins today, then Lubbock will host the Super Regional.

D1Baseball’s Eric Sorenson has accolades for all of the regionals:

How impressive is Tim Tadlock as the head coach of the Red Raiders? This will be the third year in his tenure that he’ll have a team headed to the Super Regionals. The previous two trips ended up in a visit to Omaha. But this one will the first Super to come on the road.

This is a total aside, but I noticed the other day that Randy Rosetta was a special contributor to the Courier-Journal (example right here) and Rosetta was the long-time beat writer for LSU, but moved to Lubbock to be close to his daughter and maybe his or his wife’s family also lives in Lubbock. Anyway, acccording to Rosetta’s Twitter bio, he also works for Texas Tech Office of Communications & Marketing and is also doing freelance work.

Texas Tech Basketball

On Friday afternoon, Both Gach chose Utah over San Diego State and Texas Tech. Texas Tech is still in the mix for Keonte Kennedy and watch out with the situation involving Texas A&M Corpus-Christi graduate transfer Ehab Amin (6’4″) who was previously committed to Nevada, but with Cody and Caleb Martin both returning, they’re probably running short on scholarships (RenoGazetteJournal).

And just typing Reno, makes me think of Reno 911, one of the few shows that make me laugh out loud show (also includes New Girl).

Texas Tech Football

The official site wants you to know that athletic director Kirby Hocutt and head coach Kliff Kingsbury will be in Midland and Amarillo as part of their Red Raider Football Summer Showcase (TexasTech). Additional details are at the link, but Kevin Johns and David Gibbs will be at both events.

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