In this Morning’s Stake: We’ve got how and where to watch Texas Tech’s spring game, plus every other spring football game. The baseball team loses to New Mexico and we start to wonder how the offense needs to get better.
Baseball Loses to New Mexico. Eh, this was a pretty ugly game as Texas Tech lost to a not so great New Mexico team, 7-6 (recap and box score). The bad thing here was that starting pitcher Ty Damron, struggled in his 3.2 innings worth of work, allowing 9 hits, and 6 runs, 4 earned. Texas Tech could never really overcome that early lead, despite an attempted chipping away at the lead, scoring one run in the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th innings. No big inning. Ten different players had a hit, including three home runs, Corey Raley, his 1st, Tyler Neslony, his 4th, and Ryan Long, his 2nd. Lots of solo shots and not enough getting guys on base.
Even though the offense is terrific in hitting the ball, I think leading the Big 12, Texas Tech needs to do a better job of generating runs. Something is off, and maybe it is the idea that there’s not someone behind Eric Gutierrez to pitch to him. Maybe Raley needs to move behind Gutierrez in the order. Something’s off and I’m not smart enough to figure it out, but something is off.
Spring Football Central. I had somewhat forgotten about our friends over at LSUFootball.net but they have a complete television guide for every spring game, including Texas Tech, which will be on FSSW. So, if you are hankering for some football this spring, this is a terrific resource.
For Texas Tech’s spring game, here are the details:
Date: Saturday, March 28th
Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders
Location: Grande Communications Stadium | Midland, TX
Time: 11:00 am
TV/Stream: FSSW / FCSP / FSGo Video
Radio/Stream: Broadcast Affiliates and TuneIn App
The official site said that they were supposed to release more details yesterday, but that didn’t happen.
Miscellaneous. Via Land Grant Gauntlet, TCU and Colorado will play a home-and-home in 2021 and 2022 . . . the men’s tennis team is sitting at 25th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings and the women’s team is 23rd in the ITA rankings . . . the men’s and women’s track teams are ranked 10th and 13th in the preseason outdoor rankings . . . the men’s golf team finished 1st at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio . . . Kansas State dismissed shooting guard Marcus Foster and that’s a huge blow for the Wildcats . . . via RaiderPower, they are doing on a series on the most critical players (they do this each year) and most of them are behind a paywall, but this one is about Alfredo Morales . . .