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Texas Tech Ranked #16 By D1Baseball

Texas Tech continues to receive preseason praise as the Red Raiders are ranked #16 by D1Baseball.

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

This is a bit of a teaser because Mike is going to have some more extensive previews of the baseball team starting tomorrow because opening day is just a few weeks away, February 13th to be exact.

The good news for the day is that Texas Tech is ranked #16 by D1Baseball.  Other Big 12 teams in the top 25 is TCU at #8, Texas at #10, and Oklahoma State at #12.  If you love college baseball, you need to continue to check out D1Baseball through the year.  They do great work and there are a ton of terrific writers for D1Baseball, including Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers.

The official site released the news as well and sometimes I'm shocked about how much returning talent returns this year, especially on the mound:

Texas Tech returns 13 of its 16 pitchers from last season including Freshman All-American left-handed pitcher Dylan Dusek (8-0, 1.94 ERA), senior left-handed pitcher Cameron Smith (8-3, 2.79 ERA), senior right-handed pitcher Dominic Moreno (2.84 ERA, 33rd round draft pick - St. Louis), senior right-handed pitcher Corey Taylor (5-3, 2.61 ERA) and sophomore right-handed pitcher Ryan Moseley (2.84 ERA) to name a few. Overall, Tech returns eight pitchers that started games last season.

And like I mentioned before, Mike is going to be helping with the baseball coverage this year, so I'm really looking forward to Mike being at the games and giving a first-hand account. #