The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2023.04.21

The weekend.

Texas Tech baseball hosts Baylor over the weekend with the first game starting tonight which will be on ESPNU and the other games being on ESPN+. You already know, but make sure and check out Red Raider Dugout for updates and recaps through the weekend.

  • Friday, April 21 @ 6:30 p.m.: LHP Mason Molina (3-2, 4.60 ERA) vs. RHP Blake Helton (0-4, 7.88 ERA)
  • Saturday, April 22 @ 2:00 p.m.: RHP Trendan Parish (2-0, 5.09 ERA) vs. RHP Mason Marriott (1-5, 8.60 ERA)
  • Saturday, April 23 @ 2:00 p.m.: TBA vs. RHP Will Rigney (3-1, 3.80 ERA)

Texas Tech softball hosts Kansas this weekend after playing both ranked Oklahoma and Baylor very tough. That’s not a consolation and I’m sure Craig Snider & Co. would rather have wins. Hopefully they can grab a few this weekend.

The Texas Tech football spring game is set for 11:00 a.m. this Saturday at Lowrey Field at PlainsCapital Park. Admission is free and for those of you who can’t make it, will be broadcast on ESPN+.

One thing that I thought about is that last year, Tyler Shough’s first play for the scrimmage was a pick-six and I do remember the comments afterwards, that there is no way he should be the starting quarterback and this lasted through practice in August. Then Shough getting hurt in the first game didn’t help. but I think he redeemed himself by the end of the year. It’s always interesting and Shough really stuck to the path and figured it out to an extent. Stories for these players are final stories in the spring and it’s not a bad idea to let these players grow and improve. I won’t be there this year, too much stuff this weekend (as is every weekend).

Team awards will be given out at halftime, which sounds like a great idea.

Texas Tech will bring back a longtime tradition at halftime Saturday when McGuire and his staff hand out the team awards for the 2023 season. Texas Tech’s team awards date back to 1961 and feature the likes of the Pete Cawthon Memorial Team MVP, the Dell Morgan Memorial Courage Award and the E.J. Holub Double Tough Award, among others. Members of Texas Tech’s 2022 TaxAct Texas Bowl team will be on hand and will be recognized during the halftime presentation.


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