The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.02.11

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

Hartwell vs. Jung. As a side project, I was thinking that it might be fun to do a home run tracker between Jessica Hartwell and Josh Jung. Hartwell was amazing last year for Texas Tech, hitting .400, slugging .897, on-base at .490 with 20 home runs and 61 RBI (in just 58 games). Hartwell absolutely mashed the ball last year. Jung was great too, batting .392, slugging .639, on-base .491, but he “only” had 12 home runs last year, but he also had an amazing 80 RBI (in 65 games). Hartwell has 1 home run through 4 games this weekend (she didn’t appear to play the 5th game on Sunday).

Texas Tech Track and Field

Texas Tech Golf

Texas Tech Tennis

The Men. The men lost to #14 Mississippi State but defeated #19 Tulane.

The Women. The ladies fell to #17 Miami on Saturday but got back in the winning column with a win against Florida International.

Texas Tech Softball

5-0. The ladies started on absolute fire, defeating Omaha 13-2, then Nebraska twice, 15-10 and 4-1, Wisconsin on Saturday, 8-3, then defeating Lamar 3-1 on Sunday. The ladies will be in Auburn Alabama next weekend to take on Drake, UAB, Auburn, and Furman.

Lady Raider Basketball

Big Win. The ladies had dropped 8 in a row, a handful of those losses were lost in the second half, but the ladies were able to hold on and get this win on Saturday.

Texas Tech Baseball

Opening Day. Opening day is on Friday, as Texas Tech hosts Oregon for a 4-game series, Friday through Monday, one game a day. I updated the series thread a bit and I have it ready to post (shocking that I got it done a weekend ahead of time), and I know that LaBarre and Keith will around this week to get you ready.

Texas Tech Basketball

Shots on Shots on Shots.

New AP Out Today. On Monday the AP Top 25 is always released and prior to that, I present the best ranker in college basketball, CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish with Texas Tech at #14, one spot behind Kansas:

The Red Raiders are 4-1 in their past five games with the lone loss coming at Kansas. Texas Tech is 9-5 vs. top-100 KenPom teams with zero sub-35 losses.

Ham Loves Texas Tech. A-J Media’s Stephen Hunt writes about how former Red Raider basketballer Darvin Ham loves his Texas Tech roots:

But no matter where basketball has taken him, he has remained a Red Raider through and through, someone who takes great pride in the program’s current success. Ham knows plenty about success being named to the Southwest Conference Defensive Team, the All-SWC Second Team, and winning the 1996 NCAA Slam Dunk Championship during his collegiate career.

“I’m ecstatic. Chris Beard and his staff are doing a phenomenal job of not only getting people excited about the program, really taking the program to the levels where it was when I left,” Ham said. “He’s doing a great job of reintegrating former players. We went back this summer-myself, Tony Battie, Ronald Ross, Martin Zeno. He had a lot of the former players back to do the fantasy camp and it was awesome. I love Chris, his energy, he’s organized, he’s humble. I love what he’s doing and the type of person he is.”

Texas Tech Football

Supporting the Lady Raiders. Loved seeing the football team support the Lady Raiders.

New Tradition. Calcote is a walk-on linebacker from Shreveport, Louisiana, and attended Evangel Christian Academy

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