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Preview & Series Thread: Shriners Hospitals For Children College Classic

Series Details

Good Guys: #10 Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3, 0-0)
Bad Guys: Texas State Bobcats (4-6, 0-0); Sam Houston State Bearkats (1-4, 0-0); Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (4-4, 0-0)
When to Watch: Friday, March 5th – Sunday, March 7th
Where to Watch: Minute Maid Park | Houston, Texas
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
Series Notes: Preview | PDF
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Weather: WeatherUnderground

Ed. Note. I’m going to be out of town all weekend long. I’m traveling to a place without internet service and that’s a good thing. So, because of that I won’t be able to update the thread this weekend. I’ll update it on Sunday as quickly as I can, but taking a break is probably good for the soul. I can bet $1 that Red Raider Dugout will have you updated.

Also note the television situation. I’ve noted below that this is a bit of a weird television situation.

News, News, News, News

Official Site:

No. 10 Texas Tech baseball looks to build on its five-game winning streak as it travels to Houston for a return to the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic this weekend at Minute Maid Park.

The Red Raiders (5-3) are making their fourth appearance at the event under head coach Tim Tadlock and their first since 2017. The trip crosses both Major League ballparks in the state of Texas off the list for Tadlock’s crew, who opened their season at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

Tech, which is 5-4 all-time at the Shriners Hospitals College Classic, opens with Texas State at 7 p.m. Friday night. The Red Raiders then face Sam Houston State at 3 p.m. on Saturday, before closing with Texas A&M – Corpus Christi at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Winners of five in a row, the Red Raiders will go with the same rotation as last weekend. Brandon Birdsell (1-0, 7.20 ERA) will get the nod on Friday against Texas State RHP Zachary Leigh (0-1, 4.50 ERA). Patrick Monteverde (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will start on Saturday against Sam Houston State LHP Matt Dillard (0-1, 18.69 ERA). Mason Montgomery (1-0, 2.00 ERA) will take the finale against TAMUCC RHP Hayden Thomas (1-0, 1.50 ERA).

HOW TO WATCH AND STREAM

All nine games of the tournament will be televised by AT&T SportsNet SW and streamed on Astros.com, MLB.com, the AT&T SportsNet app and the MLB app. AT&T SportsNet SW is available in the Astros five-state viewing area. Fans are asked to check local listings for more information.

Team Stats

Texas Tech Texas State Sam Houston St. TAMU-CC
Avg 0.332 0.235 0.220 0.245
SLG% 0.577 0.342 0.366 0.373
OB% 0.465 0.316 0.333 0.370
ERA 4.16 5.27 7.33 5.58
WHIP 1.33 1.64 1.45 1.69
SO/9 9.81 8.88 6.49 9.89
BB/9 5.24 6.42 2.72 5.58
FLD% 0.972 0.955 0.962 0.965

Game 1 | Friday, March 5th

First Pitch: 7:00 p.m.
Television: AT&T Sports Net | SW
Texas Tech Probable Starter: RHP Brandon Birdsell (1-0, 7.20)
Texas State Probable Starter: RHP Zachary Leigh (0-1, 4.50)
Final Score:
Winning Pitcher:
Losing Pitcher:
Key Hitters:
Key Pitchers:
Links: Recap | Box Score

Game 2 | Saturday, March 6th

First Pitch: 3:00 p.m.
Television: AT&T Sports Net | SW
Texas Tech Probable Starter: LHP Patrick Monteverde (1-0, 0.00)
Sam Houston State Probable Starter: LHP Matt Dillard (0-1, 18.69)
Final Score:
Winning Pitcher:
Losing Pitcher:
Key Hitters:
Key Pitchers:
Links: Recap | Box Score

Game 3 | Sunday, March 7th

First Pitch: 11:00 a.m.
Television: AT&T Sports Net | SW
Texas Tech Probable Starter: LHP Mason Montgomery (1-0, 2.00)
Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Probable Starter: RHP Hayden Thomas (1-0, 1.50)
Final Score:
Winning Pitcher:
Losing Pitcher:
Key Hitters:
Key Pitchers:
Links: Recap | Box Score

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