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The Morning Stake: Baseball Sweeps Baylor; Pretty Good Little Weekend for Texas Tech

Pretty good little weekend for Texas Tech. Pretty good little weekend.  Baseball sweeps Baylor and softball, women’s tennis and men’s tennis all win this weekend!

Photo via Charles Henry @ Flickr.

Men’s Tennis Upsets #1 Oklahoma. Huge day for Tim Siegle and the #23 Texas Tech men’s tennis team as they upset #1 Oklahoma on Sunday, the first ever win against the #1 team in the nation. Here’s Siegel:

“What makes this so special is that it was Fran, our senior captain who closed out the match,” said Red Raider head coach Tim Siegel. “Doubles, Alex, Jolan, Fran … what can I say. I am really in shock that we beat the No. 1 team in the nation. The fact that it came down to Francisco Zambon was absolutely perfect.”

Huge win and congrats!

Softball Wins Series Against #25 Kansas. Another huge win, this time as head coach Adrian Gregory beat Kansas 5-4, on Sunday, and winning the series. This is the first conference series win for the softball team and the first series win against a ranked team since 2012. Congrats and another big win for this program.

Women’s Tennis Conginue Winning Ways Against Iowa State. Head coach Todd Petty and the women’s tennis team continue to win as they beat Iowa State on Sunday, 4-0. Texas Tech will close the season at TCU on Sunday.

Baseball Sweeps Baylor. This was huge in so many ways because the Texas Tech baseball team is now just 1 game out of first place in the Big 12. The Red Raiders handled Baylor, 9-5 on Sunday for a three-game sweep of the Bears.

This was significant on a copule of additional fronts as well because Texas Tech also had the return of of Dylan Dusek, who pitched 4.0 innings, while giving up just 1 run, walking 1 and striking out 3. It was also the return of Tim Proudfoot, who pinch hit and hit a home run. That’s some key players who are getting healthy just at the right time, although Orlando Garcia seems to have been playing just fine at shortstop, it’s going to help.

Texas Tech saw a handful of additional pitchers finish out the game, including Ty Damron who got the win, pitched 2.0 innings, allowing 3 hits and a run, as well as Matt Custred, who struggled in his 1 inning of work, Matt Withrow and Dominic Moreno.

Zach Davis was special at the top of the order today, making a diving grab, which you’ll see in the video, as well as going 3 for 5 with all 3 hits being doubles. Stephen Smith was 2-5 and launched a home run into left field. Eric Gutierrez was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, including a double.

Much thanks to Michael and the rest of the crew for posting and helping out with the Morning Stake this weekend. I was away in Austin (actually between Dripping Springs and Blanco) for the weekend as my little brother got married. I had a terrific weekend. If you’re interested, I posted a few photos on Twitter.


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