College of Charleston Cougars vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders: Game 2 Preview and Game Thread

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The College of Charleston and Texas Tech square off for game two of the Lubbock Super-Regional and Texas Tech leads the three game series, 1-0. We have a recap of game one and a preview of game two.

NCAA Tournament Lubbock Super-Regional
Charleston Cougars (44-17, 15-6) vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (43-19, 14-10)
Location: Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park | Lubbock, Texas
Date: Saturday, June 7th through Monday, June 9th
Official Site Notes
Radio: Affiliates

Game 1: Saturday, June 7th
Score: College of Charleston 0, Texas Tech 1
Essentials: RecapBox Score

Game 2: Sunday, June 8th 
First to Win Two: Texas Tech leads the series, 1-0 
First Pitch: 2:05 
Television: ESPNU 
Texas Tech Starting Pitcher: LHP Dylan Dusek (7-0, 2.08) 
College of Charleston Starting Pitcher: RHP Bailey Ober (10-2, 1.55)

TEXAS TECH PROBABLE STARTERS:
OUTFIELD:
LF: Tyler Neslony
CF: Stephen Smith
RF: Adam Kirsch
INFIELD:
3B: Ryan Long
SS: Tim Proudfoot
2B: Bryant Burleson
1B: Eric Gutierrez
C: Hunter Redman
DH: Matt Broadbent

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON PROBABLE STARTERS:
OUTFIELD:
LF: Brandon Murray
CF: Morgan Philllips
RF: Brandon Glazer
INFIELD:
3B: Carl Wise
SS: Champ Rowland
2B: Blake Butler
1B: Nick Pappas
C: Ryan Welke
DH: Ben Boykin

Sadberry Shines. LHP Chris Sadberry went 8 innings yesterday, striking out 8 on just 99 pitches, turning in a sterling performance, not allowing a run from the Cougars, and otherwise keeping the Cougars off balance the entire game:

The left-hander Sadberry continued Tech's dominant run of pitching from the Coral Gables Regional with eight shutout innings, Redman, Tech's stalwart catcher, made three nice defensive plays, two of them preventing runs on plays at the plate, and the Red Raiders grabbed a 1-0 victory over College of Charleston in the opener of the Lubbock Super Regional at Rip Griffin Park.

"We had some good fortune on our side on those two balls in the infield where we get the outs at home," Tech coach Tim Tadlock said. "And you need that a little bit this time of year. Obviously Chris did a great job, pitching ahead in the count, making pitches. He kind of did what he's been doing and pitched well.

"That game is a funny game. It's an unpredictable game. It's a game of inches."

If you haven't seen the play, check out the highlights above.  I'm running out of time this morning, but wanted to point you to the LAJ's article on how Texas Tech continues their magic ways and three more things to discuss.

Tadlock Talks. I'll leave you with this quote from head coach Tim Tadlock about yesterday's game:

Today was a 1-0 ballgame, and that's why we all come to watch it. We're looking forward to playing tomorrow. Obviously, since we've got him up here, Nes came up with a big at-bat there and drove a run in. Again, that ball is three feet from being caught. Then Hunter made some really good plays. I play made over by the dugout is a lot tougher play than it probably looked like from the stands. At the same time, these guys, we'll let them enjoy the moment here and enjoy the victory, and we look forward to the challenge tomorrow.

Let's do this.

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