Texas Tech (8-10) vs. Texas A&M (13-3)
Location: Olsen Field : College Station, TX
|Date||Start Time||Texas Tech
|3.19.10||6:35 p.m.||John Neely
|3.20.10||2:05 p.m.||Bobby Doran
LF - Michael Reed (Sr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Sr.); RF - JaModrick McGruder (Fr.)
SS - Joey Kenworthy (Sr.) 2ND - Garrett Totten (So.);
3RD - (So.) 1ST - Barrett Barnes (Fr.)
C - Jeremy Mayo (So.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (So.)
*Click on the score for boxscore. Texas Tech series preview (pdf).
Preview: LAJ's George Watson has the preview and as always, if you care about baseball, it's worth your time. There's a couple of things to note. The official site (linked above) has McGruder moving into right field for the series. McGruder, a true freshman, is playing well, while fellow freshman Barnes is at first base. Watson has the news that the Friday night starter will be sophomore John Neely:
Tech will start its third different series-opening pitcher as sophomore right-hander John Neely gets the call against the Aggies. Neely has worked solely out of the bullpen and has logged just 12 innings in his six appearances, going 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts.
Head coach Dan Spencer is staying positive:
"I think we’ve learned we’re a competitive bunch, and that the line is fine between winning and losing, especially against good people," Spencer said. "We’ve got to find a way to start doing the little things right — making sure we score a runner from third with less than two outs, taking care of ground balls, keeping walks to a minimum. We’ve learned that we have to get better and be more consistent if we’re going to be successful against good people."