I can’t remember a time I’ve seen a college baseball team score 20 or more runs three times in five days.
That’s a lot of offense.
Texas Tech is second in the nation in total runs scored with 347. The closest power-five school to producing that kind of offensive output is Kentucky, which has plated 289 runs this season.
Tech is averaging 9.2 runs per game, which is just unheard of, compared to Kentucky’s 7.8. That’s a huge difference, and fans should really appreciate the offensive firepower in the Red Raider dugout.
Tim Tadlock’s group is going to need every bit of that firepower for the last leg of the season. Tech’s schedule over the next 11 days is absolutely brutal:
- April 20 - No. 22 Oklahoma
- April 21 - No. 22 Oklahoma
- April 22 - No. 22 Oklahoma
- April 24 -at No. 3 Arkansas
- April 25. at No. 3 Arkansas
- April 27 - at TCU
- April 28 - at TCU
- April 29 - at TCU
Five out of the next eight are on the road, two against one of the nation’s best teams. Oh, and don’t even thinking about scoffing at TCU this year. They may be down this year, but they’ve won four out of their last five, including a win against No. 22 Oklahoma. And that squad always has talent.
After that, Tech plays a tune-up game against San Diego before diving right back into the gauntlet:
- May 4 - No. 21 Texas
- May 5 - No. 21 Texas
- May 6 - No. 21 Texas
- May 8 - Dallas Baptist
- May 17 - at Oklahoma State
- May 18 - at Oklahoma State
- May 19 - at Oklahoma State
Texas is looking strong this year and Dallas Baptist has already defeated the Red Raiders once this season. A series on the road against the current Big 12 leader Oklahoma State Cowboys is no easy task to finish out the year, either.
It’s a good thing Tech hitters are on an absolute tear right now. In just a few short weeks, we’ll find out if it’s a fluke or if Tech can succeed at the plate against the nation’s best pitching staffs.