MIDLAND - As Texas Tech's big charter buses rumbled into the Tall City on Saturday morning, Micah Awe might have gazed out the windows with more purpose than most. He took note of a Conoco sign here, an Apache sign there.
So much for not hitting in the clutch. After struggling for much of the season with runners in scoring position and two outs, Texas Tech found a way to get comfortable at the plate when the pressure was on Saturday.
Oklahoma hit five home runs in its 13-5 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at Rocky Johnson Field. It was the first time since March 13 against Tulsa that the Red Raiders (16-19, 0-2) gave up that many home runs.
Texas Tech track coach Wes Kittley exhorted his athletes in a team meeting last week with an incentive: Let's go win some watches. He was referring to the gifts given to event winners at the prestigious Texas Relays.
MIDLAND - Texas Tech figures to have a young secondary this fall, and new Red Raiders defensive coordinator David Gibbs believes the unit has shown its youth this spring.