Double-T Nation News:
New Masked Rider Ashley Hartzog has an interview with the Clovis News Journal. Here's Ashley on being part of the tradition:
Texas Tech Football:
If you are looking for a free draft guide then look no further that Mocking the Draft's Matt Miller, who owns the scouting service, New Era Scouting, which has put out a free NFL Draft guide. Go get your draft on, and make sure and send good thoughts and mojo to Danny this weekend.
Texas Tech Baseball:
|Fri. 04/25/08 @ 6:05 p.m.||Zach Stewart (2-1, 2.93)||Andrew Doyle (5-3, 3.46)||Boxscore|
|Sat. 04/26/08 @ 2:00 p.m.||Chad Bettis (3-3, 5.21)||Jeremy Erben (1-0, 4.40)||Boxscore|
|Sun. 04/27/08 @ 1:00 p.m.||Nate Karns (1-2, 10.12)||Ryan Duke (5-3, 3.20)||Boxscore|
LAJ's George Watson previews this weekend's series with Oklahoma and also focuses on the return of junior left fielder Chris Richburg, who was out with an injury since March. Here's Richburg on coming back from injury:
DT's Ben Maki has all of the details on the Major League tradition of sacrificing a bucket of chicken to snap out of their current slump:
Maki also covers the pitching changes due to the Ramos injury:
"When I only throw one inning, I can come out and throw a little harder," Stewart said. "I'm gonna be on a pitch count, surely, so I'll probably have to take it easy as far as I've only thrown at most 40 pitches (in an outing) all year."
Leverton will move into the closer slot, and Hays said Leverton has what it takes to fill the void left by Stewart.
"James has got the mentality you want playing first, short, third, pitch, whatever," Hays said. "He's got the right mentality, and if he gets beat, it's because it's a physical situation for him, not a mental. He fits the role and he's kind of been that way. Our problem (is) our starting pitching hasn't been consistent enough to do everything coach (Dan) Spencer had set up Leverton and Cloud, left and right, giving the ball to Stewart, we just haven't had enough of those opportunities."
DMN's Brian Davis takes a look at the Big 12 Conference.