By: Anonymous on February 23, 2008 - 2:30pm - Add new comment
Like most of you, I listened on the radio and followed gametracker.In one word, eeeeshhhh!!!The pitching was great. That pitching right there will win you 2/3 of your games. That pitching right there will make you a top 5 Big 12 team at the end of the year.That hitting was horrible. That hitting right there was a reason why Tech finished last in 2007. And the funny thing is, hitting was the least of concerns for the Red Raiders going into the season. Coaches were focused more on pitching and defense.
By: Anonymous on February 21, 2008 - 11:33pm - Add new comment
Some Big 12 news and notes for the first weekend.Oklahoma will apparently be without ace pitcher Steven Porlier for its opening series at No. 1 UCLA. If this lingers it could seriously cripple the Sooners' pitching staff as he is their lone returning starter.
By: Anonymous on February 21, 2008 - 11:17pm - Add new comment
Given that everyone has to wait a day for the 2008 season to get started, here's something to chew on.Texas just spent more than $25 million on a Disch-Falk Field renovation they will debut Friday against Virginia Commonwealth.With that, Texas Tech fall further behind in the race to upgrade its baseball facilities. Baylor, Rice, Houston, TCU and now Texas all have lept far ahead of Tech when it comes to baseball.
By: Anonymous on February 20, 2008 - 12:02pm - Add new comment
Well, apparently nobody WITHIN the Big 12 Conference thinks Tech will be worth worrying about this season.The coaches' preseason poll was released Wednesday morning, and the Red Raiders were picked 10th -- dead last. It may not be a surprise since they finished 2007 last, but from talking with people in the program, last will be an insult.The poll is as follows (first place points in parenthesis)1. Texas (8) 802. Missouri (1) 713. Baylor (1) 654. Texas A&M 605. Oklahoma State 46
By: Anonymous on February 19, 2008 - 10:36am - Add new comment
It was just announced by Tech that the series with Northern Illinois has officially been cancelled.Instead, Tech will now open the season in San Antonio at the UTSA Baseball Classic at Wolff Stadium. The schedule for Tech is as follows:Saturday: vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 10 a.m.Sunday: vs. Army, 10 a.m.; vs. Oral Roberts, 2 p.m.Monday: vs. UT-San Antonio, 2 p.m.Tech's home opener will now be March 4 against Central Arkansas at 6:05 p.m.More later after the First Pitch Luncheon.Later,gw
By: Anonymous on February 18, 2008 - 5:46pm - Add new comment
Just got back from baseball practice about a half hour ago.Larry Hays, Daren Hays and anybody else with a cell phone was using it quite frequently during practice trying to figure out what to do since Northern Illinois may be a no-show for this weekend's series due to the shooting tragedy last week.Among the options are:UT-San Antonio TournamentUT-Pan American Tournament
By: Anonymous on February 18, 2008 - 5:41pm - Add new comment
Welcome, all baseball fans, to the new Short Hops baseball blog. I hope this becomes a prime discussion place for Texas Tech baseball, but I'm also willing to touch any baseball subject at all, yes, even Sterioids.But primarily this will be about Tech baseball. I'll keep you updated throughout the season as well as during games, at least ones that I'm at. Road non-conference games may be tough, may have to do those on the radio.