No. 19 TEXAS TECH at DALLAS BAPTIST
March 1, 2022
Texas Tech Game Notes (PDF) | Dallas Baptist Play Notes (PDF)
Texas Tech is leaving Lubbock after winning four straight for Tuesday morning at Dallas Baptist, which will be a rematch between the two teams that faced off last Tuesday (February 22) at Rip Griffin Park. The Red Raiders won this contest to start their winning streak, 8-4, behind four late points in a game that was tied 4-4 until the bottom of the seventh. The contest at DBU will be Tech’s first real road game of the season, as its first three games were neutral site games at Globe Life Field for the State Farm College Showdown – less than 15 miles from Horner Ballpark, home of DBU.
The Dallas Baptist radio team of Reagan Ratcliff and Brendan Smith will provide the call for one of four DBU-produced television specials for broadcast on Bally Sports Southwest. Games broadcast on Bally Sports Southwest will also be streamed live on the Bally Sports app and on ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay-TV service. The Bally Sports app is available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, and connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV and Xbox One . Fans can also download the app for free from iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store.
Texas Tech Sports Network will also broadcast the game to 46 affiliates statewide in Texas and New Mexico, while Jamie Lent will have the call alongside analyst Mike Gustafson.
TEXAS TECH AT THE NATIONAL RANKING
- D1Baseball: No. 19
- Baseball America: NR
- NCBWA: No. 21
- College Baseball: No. 23
- Perfect Game: No. 19
PROJECTED LAUNCH MATCHUPS
- Tuesday, March 1: RHP Chase HamptonTTU (4.50 ERA, 1-0) vs. RHP Kyle Rich, DBU (4.91 ERA, 0-2)
A NEW YEAR
The 2022 Red Raiders feature 21 new faces and 19 veterans. Tech fires six position players who have started at least 30 games and 11 pitchers, including Brandon Birdsell who was selected in the 11th round of the MLB Draft last year. Meanwhile, Jace Jung is the headline-grabber, as the 2021 Big 12 Player of the Year, entering 2022 as the conference preseason player of the year, a Golden Spikes Watch Lister and a five-time first All-American preseason team.
BIG 12 HONORS
Ty Coleman was selected as the Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The price covers matches played from February 21 to 27. In four games, Coleman hit .471 with 11 RBIs and two doubles and two homers, including a seventh-inning 3-run outburst to land a series sweep for the Red Raiders over Kent State. The junior designated hitter played in three multi-hit games, including a 3-on-5 performance with two doubles to open a doubleheader on Sunday. He had four RBIs in two different games, including Texas Tech’s midweek win over Dallas Baptist. For the week, Coleman had a 1.441 OPS, scored six runs and four of his eight hits went for extra bases. These are Coleman’s first weekly Big 12 honors.
HEY FIRST YEAR
The young guns of Texas Tech’s 2022 squad have only made their presence known seven games into the season. More specifically right fielder Owen Washburn (7 starts), catcher Hudson White (7 starts) and right-handed pitcher Trendan Parish.
- Washburn: Ranked second or tied for second on the team in batting average (.333) and runs scored (6) and hits (8). His highlight came in his college opener, providing the 2-out single to give Tech a 7-6 win over Michigan on Feb. 18.
- White: The Red Raiders lost veteran leadership behind the flat in Braxton Fulford, who started 144 games and was drafted in the sixth round by the Colorado Rockies in last year’s MLB Draft. The Byron Nelson HS freshman in Keller, Texas, stepped in to be a constant presence for this year’s pitching team by starting six games behind the flat.
- Parish: Has an ERA of 0.00 and is the only staff pitcher to have a clean sheet of those who have pitched 5.0 or more innings. The freshman made three saves in three appearances in the Red Raiders’ recent four-game homestand. He struck out eight of the 14 batters he faced in those three games.
TRAVELS IN THE RED RAIDER NATION
Saturday’s games at the State Farm Showdown were the highest neutral-site attendance (10,515) of the season and the seventh-largest opening weekend crowd in college baseball. A large contingent of that crowd was scarlet and black as “Raider, Power” chants even erupted during Saturday’s opener between K-State and Michigan, which was around 2 p.m. when the game of Texas Tech’s basketball ended in the finals against Texas, ahead of the baseball team’s scheduled 3 p.m. game against Auburn.