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Preview & Series Thread: Texas Tech vs. West Virginia

Series Details

Good Guys: #8 Texas Tech Red Raiders (24-7, 5-4)
Bad Guys: West Virginia Mountaineers (13-14, 4-5)
When to Watch: Friday, April 16th – Sunday, April 18th
Where to Watch: Monongalia County Ballpark | Morgantown, West Virginia
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
Series Notes: Preview | PDF
Live Stats: SideArm Stats
Weather: WeatherUnderground

Well, I’ve done a terrible job of updating these posts. That should change after this weekend. To catch everyone up, I’ve been training for an ultramarathon and so my Saturday’s have been spent running and then doing all of the things that I normally need to do, which then resulted in me passing out at a relatively early time and I’d be exhausted before I get to Sunday where more spring work things awaited me.

Let’s get to baseball. West Virginia won their first Big 12 series against Kansas, 2-1, then lost the next two series to Oklahoma State, 1-2, and Baylor, 1-2. As an aside, West Virginia lost the final OSU game 21-11, so their ERA is probably better than it appears. Assuredly, they miss a ton of bats and that’s generally a concern for me and the offense.

The other news that broke yesterday is that Dylan Neuse is likely out for the year with a back injury and Kurt Wilson is out for at least 6 weeks with a broken thumb. This is not good news, but I am glad that Dillon Carter is back.

News, News, News, News

Official Site:

After a top-25 series win and a midweek sweep at home, No. 8 Texas Tech baseball will hit the road with momentum as the Red Raiders travel to Morgantown, W. Va., for a three-game set at Monongalia County Ballpark.

The Red Raiders and Mountaineers will meet for the 28th time in their history on Friday with a 5:30 p.m. CT first pitch in the opener. The series continues at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday before a 12 p.m. CT start on Sunday for the finale.

The entire series can be seen on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Fans can also tune in to the radio call on the Texas Tech Sports Network from Geoff Haxton and Jamie Lent.

The Red Raiders (24-7; 5-4) are looking for their third Big 12 series win of the season as they head to Morgantown, where they are 5-7 all-time. The Red Raiders and Mountaineers (13-14; 4-5) met six times during the 2019 season with WVU taking 2-of-3 in Morgantown and then winning 2-of-3 against Tech in Oklahoma City.

West Virginia preview:

Senior left-handed pitcher Jackson Wolf (3-3, 3.05 ERA) goes for the Mountaineers on Friday, while Texas Tech counters with redshirt senior left-hander Patrick Monteverde (5-1, 2.58 ERA). On Saturday, junior left-hander Adam Tulloch (0-3, 7.03 ERA) gets the ball for WVU against Texas Tech sophomore right-hander Micah Dallas (1-2, 3.37 ERA). Freshman left-hander Ben Hampton (3-0, 3.10 ERA) takes the hill for Sunday’s series finale with sophomore left-hander Mason Montgomery (1-1, 4.13 ERA) of Texas Tech.

WVU (13-14, 4-5 Big 12) owns a 14-13 advantage over Texas Tech (24-7, 5-4 Big 12) in the all-time series, including 5-4 in Morgantown. The two teams met six times in 2019, with the Mountaineers winning four of those contests. Most recently, West Virginia topped TTU, 2-0, on May 25, 2019, in the Big 12 Championship Semifinal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Team Stats

Texas Tech
Stat
West Virginia
0.289
Avg
0.254
0.513
SLG%
0.400
0.415
OB%
0.354
4.15
ERA
5.51
1.30
WHIP
1.56
9.50
SO/9
10.56
4.15
BB/9
4.74
0.972
FLD%
0.960

Game 1 | Friday, April 16th

First Pitch: 5:30 p.m.
Television: ESPN+
Texas Tech Probable Starter: LHP Patrick Monteverde (5-1, 2.58)
West Virginia Probable Starter: LHP Jackson Wolf (3-3, 3.05)
Final Score:
Winning Pitcher:
Losing Pitcher:
Key Hitters:
Key Pitchers:
Links: Recap | Box Score

Game 2 | Saturday, April 17th

First Pitch: 3:00 p.m.
Television: ESPN+
Texas Tech Probable Starter: RHP Micah Dallas (1-2, 3.38)
West Virginia Probable Starter: LHP Adam Tulloch (0-3, 7.03)
Final Score:
Winning Pitcher:
Losing Pitcher:
Key Hitters:
Key Pitchers:
Links: Recap | Box Score

Game 3 | Sunday, April 18th

First Pitch: 12:00 p.m.
Television: ESPN+
Texas Tech Probable Starter: LHP Mason Montgomery (1-1, 4.13)
West Virginia Probable Starter: LHP Ben Hampton (3-0, 3.10)
Final Score:
Winning Pitcher:
Losing Pitcher:
Key Hitters:
Key Pitchers:
Links: Recap | Box Score

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