I’m glad to have you all here in this new edition of RRR. If my latest column wasn’t particularly full of trust about the baseball team, today I can say I’m more relieved, for the reasons you all know.
For the record, the Red Raiders swept the Cowboys, former Big 12 leaders, and offered on a silver platter the conference title to Texas, that swept TCU and reached this unexpected achievement.
You’re welcome, Longhorns, ok?
But I don’t want to talk too much about other teams, as there’s plenty of news that needs to be told. First of all, Texas Tech finished the Big 12 in the third position, and it means it will play in the second part of the Tournament bracket, alongside no. 2 Oklahoma State, no. 6 TCU, and no. 7 West Virginia.
The Red Raiders will open their adventure in Oklahoma City against the Horned Frogs, to which they lost the regular season series, on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. central time.
How do the Red Raiders to this important occasion?
Let’s be clear: this group of players wasn’t a bunch of nags two weeks ago, when they lost series to Texas and TCU, and they are not a group of first-round talents after the sweep over Oklahoma State.
Simply, this series gave, in my opinion, a much-needed breath of trust to the entire staff, as we saw that hitters can still hit (30 runs in three games) and pitchers like Ty Harpenau, Dylan Dusek, and Jose Quezada can offer quality performances in every moment of a game. In a particular environment like the Tournament, this will be an important weapon for Tim Tadlock.
If you’d like to share your opinions about the upcoming tournament or express your feelings about the regular season that just finished, I’ll be happy to read.