Softball. Is. Back. Man, I am so excited that softball is on to a regional. This is a huge step forward for the program, and another feather in the hat for our fearless leader Kirby.
We're heading to our - NCAA Regional!!— Texas Tech Softball (@TexasTechSB) May 13, 2019
I have a gripe about our placement though. Despite a fourth place finish in the Big 12 and an extremely impressive non-conference record (30-3), our Red Raiders did not earn a regional. Rubbing salt in the wound is that Kentucky, a team the ladies mercilessly swept, was given regional privileges. No matter!
LSU is a tough draw for a regional host, but our Lady Raiders can play. The team bats .328, and leads the Big 12 in stolen bases. Defensively, the team has a respectable 3.41 ERA with 11 shutouts on the year. With a 38-13 overall record, Texas Tech is matched well with those in their regional: LSU holds a 40-16 record, Monmouth has a 36-16 record, and Louisiana Tech has a 44-14 record.
This is a major step for a program that has been historically not-so-good (bad). Coach Gregory has been a major piece of that turnaround, and she is looking to keep increase exposure for Tech’s softball program with a strong outting in the Baton Rouge regional. Raider nation should give these ladies our full attention and respect as they strive to make program history!
We're ready to go to work.— Texas Tech Softball (@TexasTechSB) May 14, 2019