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Strength in numbers: A look at the Red Raiders' debut at the College World Series

Tech heads into CSW with 19 more wins than last season

Posted: June 9, 2014 - 10:39pm  |  Updated: June 10, 2014 - 12:14am
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Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock hugs Hunter Redman after defeating College of Charleston in their Super Regional to earn a trip to the College World Series. (Zach Long)
Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock hugs Hunter Redman after defeating College of Charleston in their Super Regional to earn a trip to the College World Series. (Zach Long)
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It was two years ago on Sunday that head coach Tim Tadlock said this in his introductory press conference: “It wasn’t too long ago, it has been about seven years, that a man told me, ‘Texas Tech can’t go to Omaha.’ Well guess what? We are about to find out. I believe that.”

1: For the first time in school history, the Red Raiders are headed to Omaha and the College World Series

19: More wins Tech has this year (45) than last (26). That turnaround is second in Big 12 history.

33: Tied a school record for most home wins in a single-season. The previous record was set in 1993 (33-2)

16: Tech won its 16th straight home game, marking the longest active home winning streak in the country

4: Number of runs Texas Tech has given up in the NCAA Tournament

28: Jersey number of Devon Conley who made a huge catch in the seventh inning to keep Tech in the lead

36: Number of consecutive games Tyler Neslony has reached base safely

2: Total number of runs Tech scored in its super regional sweep over the College of Charleston

0: Number of runs surrendered by Texas Tech starting pitchers

6: Number of game-winning RBI this year by DH Adam Kirsch

4: Number of 1-0 games in NCAA Super Regional era (since 1999) prior to this season. Tech is the first team to win with two.

3: Number of consecutive shutouts Tech has for the first time since 1976

2: Second team in Super Regional history (since 1999) to hold a team scoreless in a Super Regional (Rice blanked LSU in 2002)

766: Miles from Lubbock to Omaha

7: Seventh baseball program in Big 12 history to advance to the College World Series

3: Number of Big 12 teams in the College World Series: Texas Tech, Texas and TCU

9,622: Total paid attendance who at Rip Griffin Park who watched the Red Raiders sweep the College of Charleston

For a plethora of Texas Tech baseball stats, check out @ScottLacefield on Twitter

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