The Morning Stake | 2018.06.18

Leading Off

Just a heads-up, I’m going on vacation, leaving early Friday morning and arriving home next Friday. We were originally going to go to Durango, but with the wildfires just right outside of town, we decided to reverse course and now we’re headed to the Smokey Mountains. I should have internet access and still keep up with things on my end, but I’ll be out of pocket most of the day that I’m out.

Soccer? Yeah, Soccer. Head coach Tom Stone has added to the 2018 recruiting class by signing Dutch goalkeeper Brecth Haakma to a national letter of intent (TexasTech).

Women’s golf coach JoJo Roberton named Laure Brower as a full-time assistant coach (TexasTech).

Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech beats Florida last night 6-3 and advances to play Arkansas on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN. You can check out the open thread for links to highlights, box score, etc. It’s all there. And yes, the only highlights can be found on, nothing embedded. By the time Tuesday rolls around, I’ll get the baseball post back up at the front of the blog, so we should be good on Tuesday. If you’d like to read other things, I’d like to point you towards the following, which were all good recaps: A-J Media’s Carlos Silva, Jr.; D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers; a “what we’ve learned from the opening round” article from NCAA; and ESPN’s Sam Khan, Jr.

I don’t know how we’re supposed to keep up with all of this as Grant Little and Zach Rheams were named Second Team All-Amerians by the American Baseball Coaches Association (TexasTech).

Texas Tech Basketball

Zhaire Smith has signed a shoe deal with Puma, who to my knowledge does not have many basketball shoes, but they also signed likely first round pick Deandre Auyton (Nick DePaula via Twitter).

Texas Tech Football

Three commits yesterday: ILB Tyrique Matthews; WR Trey Cleveland; and CB Keeyon Stewart. I think we’re up to 9 commits, so things are looking up.

ETSN’s Chandler Vessels is ranking the top 25 players in East Texas and has Texas Tech commit Cameron Cantrell at No. 14.

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