Texas Tech (26-22, 12-9) vs. Baylor (25-20, 7-12)
Location: Dan Law Field : Lubbock, TX
|Date||Start Time||Texas Tech
|5.14.10||6:30 p.m.||Ben Flora
|5.15.10||7:00 p.m.||Bobby Doran
|5.16.10||1:00 p.m.||Jay Johnson
LF - Michael Reed (Sr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Sr.); RF - Bonham Hough (Sr.)
SS - Joey Kenworthy (Sr.) 2ND - Jamodrick McGruder (Fr.);
3RD - Nick Popescu (Jr.) 1ST - Barrett Barnes (Fr.)
C - Jeremy Mayo (Jr.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (So.)
*Click on the score for boxscore. Texas Tech series preview (pdf).
After Long Break, Ready to Take on Bears: It's been 12 days since the Texas Tech baseball team hit the field, and starting today, the Red Raiders end their break. I haven't updated this since the Red Raiders were off last weekend, but Texas Tech sits in sole possession of 2nd place in the Big 12, but the margin is slim between the 2nd place team and the 6th place team. There's quite a bit of baseball yet to play and if you haven't had the opportunity to go watch this team, this weekend's series is probably your last chance this year.
Recapturing Intensity: LAJ's George Watson writes that the team is looking to recapture the intensity that the team had winning five Big 12 series in a row. P Chad Bettis says that this team isn't done:
"We all know we haven’t reached the finish line and we’re not content with where we are right now," said right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis. "We have to keep pushing to get to where we want to be. We need to come out with the same intensity as the last five series and see where we’re at at the end of the weekend."
And head coach Dan Spencer says that getting two wins against Baylor would put Texas Tech in a good position for the NCAA tournament:
"I think if you’re talking about a regional tournament, you have to be over .500 in league to do the deal," head coach Dan Spencer said. "I’d like to think 14 (Big 12 wins) is the magic number. I don’t know anything on how the committee works, but in a power conference like ours, to go over .500 in league and be .500 overall, I don’t see how they can leave you out. Being .500 overall and in league, with the schedule we’ve played, we should be in."