Texas Tech Starts The Season
Texas Tech Baseball is sitting at 5-3 but had a roller coaster of eight games to get where they are. Tech started their season off with a relatively new start to their season by playing in the college baseball showdown in Arlington, Texas. At Globe Life Field, it is home to the country’s best teams, coming from both the SEC and Big 12. They began the season by playing No. 1 ranked Arkansas and losing by the 9-13 by a come from behind loss from the razorbacks. That game was followed by another rank matchup against No. 4 Ole Miss, which resulted in another close loss, losing 4-5. Lastly, at the College Baseball Showdown, the red raiders played No. 3 Mississippi State in a game that Texas Tech lost 5-11, leaving their record for the beginning of the season 0-3.
After a rough start of the season, the red raiders returned home and play on February 26th against Houston Baptist. Texas Tech won their first game 18-3 and followed up by winning the next two games with scores of 8-1 and 11-2. Texas Tech then followed their momentum, playing another series against Texas Southern University. The Raiders blew through the series and won the first game 14-2 and then followed with a 15-0 blowout win.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are scheduled to play Friday, March 5th, at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic. They play Texas State in their first game at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The red raiders then follow up a game on Saturday against Sam Houston State and Sunday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Following the Houston tournament, the red raiders return home to take on Gonzaga at Rip Griffin Park. The two games are set to play on March 9th and 10th. Winning the next five games for Tech will be crucial as they look to climb up in the rankings after they fell to No. 10 after their three-game loss to a three-five top-ranked team.
Texas Tech Has The Talent
Texas Tech has one of the best coaching staff in the country and continually has produced some of the Big 12’s top draft picks, and 2021 will not be an exception. The red raiders are stacked with talent and athleticism and will have expectations. Brandon Birdsell is a sophomore right-hand pitcher from Willis, Texas; he brings decent size and a tremendous amount of athleticism to the table and is a player to keep an eye on. The second is a similar stature player, and a right-handed pitched pitcher is Micah Dallas from Aubrey, Texas. Dallas has the chance to explode a be one of the top drafts picks within the Big 12; he will have high expectations as the season advances. Texas Tech as a team has loads of talent and has a chance to make a deep run in Omaha this year.
Story by Trinity Porter, Campus Live Intern