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Red Raider Hardball :: Texas Tech to Take on New Mexico St. in Midland


Texas Tech (12-13, 2-4) vs. New Mexico St. (17-10)
Location: Midland’s Citibank Ballpark : Midland, TX
Radio: Affiliates
Date Start Time Texas Tech
Starting Pitcher
New Mexico St.
Starting Pitcher
3.30.10 6:30 p.m. Brandon Petite
2-0, 10.38
Thomas Brendel
1-1, 6.41
LF - Michael Reed (Sr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Sr.); RF - Barrett Barnes (Fr.)
SS - Joey Kenworthy (Sr.)     2ND - Jamodrick McGruder (Fr.);
3RD - Nick Popescu (Sr.)                                  1ST - Jeremy Mayo (So.)
C - Kevin Whitehead (So.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (So.)

*Click on the score for boxscore. Texas Tech series preview (pdf).

Preview: The staff is probably looking to see if freshman SP Brandon Petite can repeat what he did last week against Texas A&M-CC and DT's Adam Coleman writes that the coaching staff is hoping that Petite performs:

Last time Brandon Petite was on the mound, he pitched like his coaches knew he could.

The highly-touted freshman had struggled a little bit as a starter prior to his seven-strikeout performance against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 23.

Another outing like that against New Mexico State at 6:30 p.m. today in Midland and the Red Raiders may have a strong arm at the end of the rotation.

"He needs to be solid again," Tech coach Dan Spencer said. "He was really good Tuesday. I hope he can build on that and if he gives us another good start, we’re going to be right where we need to be."

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