#7 Texas Tech Red Raiders at University Of Kansas Jayhawks
April 6 (Fri) 1:00 PM (ESPN3)
April 7 (Sat) 2:00 PM (ESPN3)
April 8 (Sun) 1:00 PM (ESPN3)
Friday: RHP Davis Martin (4-3, 2.50 ERA) vs RHP Tyler Davis (6-3, 4.98 ERA)
Saturday: RHP Caleb Kilian (9-1, 1.07 ERA) vs LHP Taylor Turski (2-5, 5.82 ERA)
Sunday: RHP John McMillan (5-2, 2.95 ERA) vs RHP Ryan Zeferjahn (6-1, 2.59 ERA)
The Red Raiders travel to Lawrence this weekend to take on the Kansas Jayhawks in a three game set. This will be the 65th meeting between these two teams and Tech holds a 41-24 overall record against the Jayhawks. The Red Raiders are currently on an eight game winning streak against Kansas spanning the last three seasons.
Texas Tech comes into the matchup 3-3 in conference play and 24-6 overall, after defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers two games to one last weekend. The Jayhawks come into the matchup 2-4 in conference play and 17-11 overall after defeating Moorhead State two games to one.
The Red Raiders will face the number two offense in the Big 12. The Jayhawks are currently batting .286 collectively while Texas Tech averages .301 as a unit. Kansas is winless against opponents ranked in the top 10 and are 3-2 against the top 25 so far this year.
Players to watch
Sophomore OF Brett Vosik leads the Jayhawks with a batting average of .378. In 82 at-bats, he’s recorded 15 runs on 31 hits with 12 RBIs
Sophomore C Jaxx Groshans averages .367 at the plate. In 109 at-bats the catcher recorded 16 runs on 40 hits with 24 RBIs. He also hit three homeruns this season against Northwestern, Texas Southern and Omaha.
Texas Tech seems to have it’s pitching staff in order now but has struggled offensively. Kansas has some power hitters so they will be able to put runs on the board. Tech will need it’s offense to find it’s groove again. If they can do that it should be an easy sweep. If not, Kansas could easily sneak out with a series win. I expect Tech to win the series and hopefully rediscover the offense. Tech wins 2-1
Friday: 1-0 TTU
Saturday: 3-1 KU
Sunday: 6-2 TTU