The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2018.06.22

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

I’m on my way to the Smoky Mountains, I’d ask that you please don’t coordinate to rob my house. I’ll be gone for the week and as you might expect, I’m going to be light on posting and I’ll be recharging more than anything else. I can definitely say that I won’t be doing the Morning Stake every morning, but I will make sure and have an open thread so that you all will have things to discuss, post on your own, and generally spread as much positivity as possible. We need it.

Congrats to the 44 student-athletes who were named to the the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team and because the official site listed all of them, let’s go ahead and list oall of them here (TexasTech):

Baseball: Nick Canderlari, Braxton Fulford, Richard Gilbert, Gabe Holt, Parker Kelly, Cody Masters, Ryan Sublette
Men’s Basketball: Jarrett Culver, Malik Ondigo, Davide Moretti, Zhaire Smith
Women’s Basketball: Angel Hayden
Football: Jack Anderson
Men’s Golf: Thomas Allkins
Soccer: Kamryn Birk, Kirsten Davis, Kayla Fithian, Ally Griffin, Macy Hairgrove, Victoria Winship, Marissa Zucchetto
Softball: Erin Edmoundson, Claire McKissick, Breanna Russell
Men’s Tennis: Justin Bloss, Matheus Leite, Ilgiz Valiev
Women’s Tennis: Gabriela Tenorio
Track and Field: Jake Benninghoff, Jett Buchanan, Josiah Macinnis, Luke Phillips, Hunter Wigington, Lisa Egege, Daja Gordon, Arianna Lopez, Lauren Offerman, Taryn Otto, Peyton Ricks, Seasons Usual, Chloe Wall
Volleyball: Haley Harman, Emerson Solano, Allison White

Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech baseball lost to Florida last night, 9-6, and is eliminated from the College World Series (TexasTech). Helluva run for these guys without your best starting pitcher (Steven Gingery) and another starting pitcher (Erikson Lanning) for most of the year. I never envisioned this run with the current team. I’ll have more to write about with this team, but I’m leaving my house as soon as I hit publish (same thing with Zhaire headed to Philly).

Texas Tech Basketball

Your guy, Zhaire Smith, was drafted 16th by the Phoenix Suns and then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers (TexasTech), which is terrible news for our Michael LaBarre who is a die-hard Boston fan. He’ll be forced to love a little bit of the 76ers.

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