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The Morning Stake: June 7th

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Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech, including Texas Tech defeats Dallas Baptist to win the Lubbock Regional.

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman @ Flickr


Texas Tech 5, Dallas Baptist 3 (recap | box score)

They flipping did it. I was a bit nervous about starting Ryan Moseley, but he pitched 4.1 innings of effective ball, giving up 3 hits, 1 run, walking 2 and striking out 1. He got out of a few jams from some double-play balls, but we’ll take it. Hayden Howard came in relief and was lights out, going 4.2 innings, giving up 2 hits, 2 Runs, 1 walk and striking out 5.

The offense was timely and was always a run or two ahead of DBU for pretty much the entire game. Orlando Garcia came up big with a 2-run double in the 6th inning that pushed Texas Tech ahead. Garcia was 2-3 with 3 RBI on the day, while Tanner Gardner was the only other player with an RBI, going 1-4 on the day. The other run scored as a result of a bases loaded balk. Stephen Smith was 2-4 scoring 2 runs as was Michael Davis.

With the win, Texas Tech will host East Carolina in a 3-game series, which is also called a “super regional”. You can check out the entire remaining NCAA College Baseball Championship right here.

Beck to Transfer to Texas Tech. Former TCU player as well as currently at Midland College, Connor Beck, will transfer to Texas Tech. Beck hit .396 with 14 home runs and 79 RBI last year for Midland College.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound redshirt sophomore said he also considered Cal State Northridge, Cal State Bakersfield, Texas State, Lamar, Utah and Kansas, but playing in close proximity to the Tall City for one of college baseball’s most successful programs in 2016 was too enticing of an opportunity to pass up.

“Obviously they have been winning a lot of games,” Beck said. “It’s close to home, it’s close for my family to watch games. Having my family being able to watch me play is a big plus.

“The coaching sfaff is awesome. I really like the coaching staff too.”


Collegiate National Finals This Weekend. The Texas Tech women’s rodeo team will compete in the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo starting this weekend in Casper, Wyoming. Rodeo coach Brent Hodges talked about what this means for the program:

Texas Tech won thanks to the accumulation of 2,542 points from the 10 rodeo competitions in the Southwest Region, easily outdistancing second-place Tarleton State University’s 1,466 points. A total of 16 colleges and universities compete in the Southwest Region, which is considered the premier region for collegiate rodeo.

“This season has been an absolute blessing with both of our teams,” Texas Tech rodeo coach Brent Hodges said. “We talked about goals at the beginning of the season and the ladies just knocked it out. To be in my first year as coach and have this opportunity is something I knew could happen with this group, and along with the other ladies and men’s team members, they put in a lot of hours and work, challenged and supported each other and finished well.”

Track & Field


Beard Continues to Recruit.


Satellite Camp Chaos. The report from FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman makes it sound as if the camps that Jim Harbaugh sound as if it’s a completely unorganized and maybe not completely thought through:

“There were so many people (at some satellite camps) you couldn’t tell who was a coach, who was registered, who wasn’t,” said the coach, who lamented how it seems like no one really thought all this stuff through — especially at it relates to enticing third-party characters into the mix.

“You wonder where’s the money going in all this?”

I think Texas Tech has one satellite camp in Oklahoma before utilizing their own camps that they normally hold during the summer.

Miscellaneous. Former Texas Tech footballer Eric Ward will move from Rider to Elgin to follow Jim Garfield . . .


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