The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: April 4th

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The Red Raiders take on New Mexico State tonight.

Caller Times’ Coy Slavik catches up with freshman catcher Michael Berglund:

After beating out two other candidates in the fall to become Tech’s starting catcher, Berglund has compiled a .310 batting average and is tied for third on the team with 16 RBI.

“We had three good catchers and it was tough waking up every day at 6 a.m. to work out and then going to class and practice and still trying to bring all you can to the table,” Berglund said. “But I had to prove a lot in the fall. I had to gain the confidence of our pitchers. As time went on, I did that. They saw what I can do behind the plate.”

Texas Tech dropped a few spots after their series loss to Oklahoma over the weekend.


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LAJ’s Don Williams has more on the passing of former Texas Tech footballer James Hadnot, who suffered a heart attack on Friday and passed away in his Lubbock home at the all too early age of 59. For those of you young folks, please make sure and read the article. Hadnot was unstoppable in 1978 and 1979 as a running back and rushed for over 2,600 yards in those two years. Rest in peace.

NFL’s Chad Reuter has winners and losers from the various pro days and Patrick Mahomes comes in second, all because he can take a snap under center:

2. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech: Mahomes made progress between the combine and his pro day in dropping back from under center, which caught the attention of NFL general managers that made the trip to Lubbock. He already had the prototype build and arm, but if teams believe he can transition from an Air Raid offense to an NFL-style attack, there’s plenty of upside to be had. There’s a fair chance that he will be at least a mid-first-round pick, either to Arizona or a team (Chiefs, Saints) trading up into that area.

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