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Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Baseball Defeats NM; Crockett to Play in All Star Game; Fortenberry Back

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Baseball defeated New Mexico in a mid-week game while Jaye Crockett is set to play in an All-Star game this weekend. Rashad Fortenberry is returning after receiving a medical redshirt.

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Texas Tech Defeats New Mexico: The Red Raiders picked up a 6-3 win, with Dylan Dusek pitching 6 innings, allowing only 2 runs and Dusek notched his 4th win of the year, mostly in mid-week games (via recapbox scoreLAJ and DT).  Also interesting is that Dominic Moreno pitched in relief, so you wonder if he'll pitch on Friday (he certainly could). Eric Gutierrez hit his 4th home run of the year, knocking in 3 runs, and Tim Proudfoot was 2-4 at the top of the order. And because the game was played in Midland, here is recap from the OAOA.

Crockett to Play in All-Star Game: Congrats to F Jaye Crockett who will play in the Reese’s Division I All-Star Game, a National Association (via LAJ). The story notes that the game will be played on Friday, but will be on tape delay on Sunday on CBS from 11 to 1, so make sure and tune in to watch. Here's Crockett:

"It just lets kids know that you don’t have to be at the Dukes or the Kansases or the Kentuckys to have these opportunities," Crockett said. "We are in a big conference, but it just shows if you work hard, a lot of good things will come."

Fortenberry is Back: Here's a profile and story on right tackle Rashad Fortenberry (via LAJ) and about how he gained an extra year of eligibility from a medical hardship. Here's what Fortenberry said he needs to work on this spring and I agree:

As for what Hays has put on Fortenberry’s to-do list, Fortenberry said, "He just tells me to work on my hands and feet, get more physical, run downfield more. All that kind of stuff."

Players Talk Scrimmage: Good stuff from as the players talk about the scrimmage in Midland last weekend (via DT). There's quotes from Dylan Cantrell, Sam Eguavoen and Jakeem Grant and Grant's was the bestest:

"I got one mindset and it’s no matter who you are, you won’t tackle me in open space. One-on-one, it doesn’t matter," Grant said. "My job is to embarrass you and make your coach get mad at you for no reason at all. I mean, you couldn’t help that you got shook. That’s my whole mentality, never let one person tackle you, even though I’m a small guy."

Links:

I think I've seen some thoughts about how Title IX won't matter if the football players receive additional benefits and this attorney thinks that if the football players receive additional benefits, that there will be issues with Title IX (via Smithsonian Magazine).

A terrific explainer of the Northwestern labor decision (via Grantland).