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Weekend Baseball Preview: Texas Tech heads to Fullerton

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Two hot teams face off against one another this weekend when Texas Tech takes on Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, CA.

Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year Eric Gutierrez
Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year Eric Gutierrez
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Texas Tech baseball kicks off a weekend series with Cal State Fullerton tomorrow in Fullerton, CA. This will be Tech's first away series of the season as their first 11 games have taken place in the friendly confines of Dan Law Field.

Records:

  • Texas Tech: 10-1 (winners of 6 in row)
  • Cal State Fullerton: 6-5 (winners of 4 in row)

Stats:

Batting Average Leaders:

  • William Hairston (TTU): .429
  • Dustin Vaught (CSF): .448

RBIs:

  • Eric Gutierrez (TTU): 10
  • Josh Estill (CSF): 11

Starters ERA:

  • Dylan Dusek (TTU): 1.20
  • Thomas Eshelman (CSF): 1.77

Saves:

  • Dominic Moreno (TTU): 2
  • Tyler Peitzmeier (CSF): 4

Team Notes:

TTU: Tech is coming off of two thrilling walk off wins, the last taking placing in the 16th inning versus Abilene Christian on Tuesday night.........Tech has swept all of their weekend series while struggling with the midweek games.  They lost their only game this season to Nevada in a midweek game. Their two walk off wins were midweek games as well.

CSF: Fullerton has won 4 in row including a sweep of Baylor last weekend and a win versus Pepperdine on Tuesday.........Fullerton is 2-5 outside of their current 4-game win streak with losses to Alabama State, Stanford, USC and South Florida.

Big 12 Standings:

  • Texas Tech: 10-1
  • TCU: 8-1
  • Texas: 8-4
  • Oklahoma: 10-5
  • Oklahoma State 7-4
  • Baylor: 6-5
  • West Virginia: 4-6
  • Kansas: 4-7
  • Kansas State: 4-7