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Texas Tech (8-10) vs. Texas A&M (13-3)
Location: Olsen Field : College Station, TX
Radio: Affiliates
Date Start Time Texas Tech
Starting Pitcher
Texas A&M
Starting Pitcher
Result
3.19.10 6:35 p.m. John Neely
0-0, 6.00
Barrett Loux
2-1, 0.81
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3.20.10 2:05 p.m. Bobby Doran
0-1, 4.50
Ross Stripling
3-1, 4.57
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3.21.10 1:05 p.m. TBA
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TBA
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Outfield:
LF - Michael Reed (Sr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Sr.); RF - JaModrick McGruder (Fr.)
Infield:
SS - Joey Kenworthy (Sr.)     2ND - Garrett Totten (So.);
3RD - Justin Berry (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."