The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: Track & Field Gets out the Broom and Baseball Wins on a Walk-off Home Run

In this morning’s stake: The Track & Field team dominate the Wes Kittley Invitational and our baseball & softball teams face close games in extra innings.

Photo via Charles Henry @ Flickr.

Spring Sports

The No. 10 Men’s and No. 14 Women’s Track & Field Teams Sweep the Wes Kittley Invitational. Several first place finishes helped put the Red Raiders on top.

“It’s always nice when our kids perform well, but to do it at this meet was special,” Kittley said.

Women’s Golf Moves up a Place with Yesterday’s Play. The Lady Raiders started in fourth Saturday morning, but moved passed Purdue to tie for third. Stephanie Bertelsen finished strong on her final 36 holes shooting one-under par.

National Pastimes

Texas Tech Baseball Wins on a 12th Inning Walk-off. A career-first home run by Orlando Garcia, which pinged the left-field foul pole, put an exclamation point on Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Baylor. Scott Lacefield noted that Texas Tech has 24 home runs this year in 35 games; it took 53 games to achieve that total in 2014. The Red Raiders move to 2-0 in the series and play game three today at 2pm.

Texas Tech Softball Falls to No. 25 Kansas in the 10th. The Red Raiders were unable to hold off Kansas, losing 11-9 after tying it up 6-6 with 4 runs in the 7th inning. The series stands at 1-1 with the final game this morning at 11am.


Saturday was Opening Day for the Lubbock Challenger Little League. Several members of the football team were there in attendance to help kick off the season.

Odds & Ends

Mike Bliss finished 36th in the Texas Tech Sprint car in Saturday’s Duck Commander 500 with Jimmie Johnson taking the gold.

Kelli Alvarado, a petroleum engineering student from Odessa, recieves a high honor as one of DiscoverE’s New Faces of Engineering.

LEGOs are the best. Some cool kids got to learn some cool stuff using some of the coolest toys around.


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