Let’s Do This. I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day. If you’re like me, you’re probably more exhausted doing things for your father or father-in-law than you were going into the weekend, but that’s part of the deal. Let’s do the baseball thing. The series thread is fully updated, and ready for first pitch at 1:00 p.m.
Texas Tech Soccer
— Texas Tech Soccer (@TexasTechSoccer) June 15, 2019
Texas Tech Track and Field
He’s racked up so many honors in his time as a collegiate.
There’s just ☝️ more the future pro would love to add to his collection.
— Texas Tech Track & Field (@TexasTechTF) June 14, 2019
Texas Tech Golf
— Texas Tech Men’s Golf (@TexasTechMGolf) June 17, 2019
Texas Tech Baseball
Elimination Game. Here we are. Win and advance. Lose and go home. First pitch is at 1:00 p.m. and although I listed Caleb Kilian as the probable starter, head coach Tim Tadlock was elusive about naming a starter yesterday and could go with Bryce Bonin or Kilian. I guess we’ll find out at 1:00. Arkansas did announce that they’ll be rolling with Connor Noland (3-5, 4.00), which is also wrong than my guess for a probable starter.
WholeHogSports’ Scottie Bordelon wrote about Bonin and Easton Murrell, both Arkansas transfers who hope to now help Texas Tech get past the Hogs. A-J Media’s Carlos Silva, Jr. writes about the do-or-die scenario for the Red Raiders and the pitching situation for Tadlock:
“First of all, we haven’t decided for sure on that. Kind of looking at it this afternoon,” said Tadlock, when asked about what made Caleb Kilian ready for an elimination game situation. “But I would say, you’d like to think your whole team is built for moments like this. You worked throughout the whole year, put yourself in this position. These guys love playing baseball. … These guys have prepared, they’re ready for this moment. They just need to go out and trust what they do.”
Silva also wrote about sophomore Heston Kjerstad, who attended Randall in Amarillo.
Omaha World-Herald’s Brendan Sullivan has a notebook with some game notes between Texas Tech and Arkansas.
Backs against the wall.
Embrace the opportunity.
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) June 16, 2019
Dinner was great tonight. Thank you to the Concord Club for the Hospitality!
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) June 17, 2019
— Dinger Derby (@dinger_derby) June 17, 2019
Texas Tech Basketball
The Secret. I’m pretty sure that I’d always be motivated to do what I’m supposed to do with John Reilly motivating me.
Learning the secrets.
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) June 14, 2019
Survivors. Good stuff.
“Pull yourself up!”
We gave back, but also learned a lot from a great group of 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗼𝗿𝘀 today.
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) June 15, 2019
Ondigo to Rice. Via Jon Rothstein on Twitter, Malik Ondigo will be transferring to Rice. Congrats to Ondigo and go get’em!
Lots of Offers. Texas Tech made a bunch of offers to 2020 and 2021 players, including Langston Love, Moussa Diabate, Jerrell Colbert, Harrison Ingram, Will McLendon, P.J. Hall, Manny Obaseki, and Jonathan Aku. I don’t know who anyof these players are other than they are all 4-star or 5-star players and very talented
Texas Tech Football
Camping. Texas Tech held a weekend camp and much like the basketball team offering a bunch of players I’ve never heard of, there were a bunch of players attending camp in Lubbock, so there were a bunch of player-men on campus. Hopefully this results in some commitments. RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan has comments from players from June 13th and June 14th.
Kingsbury Spy Story. So there’s this story that’s just now coming out in some outlets, but it’s like 2 or 3 years old, that Kingsbury would sometimes use social media accounts to spy on kids. I would link to it, but it was news 2 or 3 years ago and I’m not all that interested in it because it’s not really news.