Tech’s Davis earns national honor
Texas Tech sophomore infielder Michael Davis earned yet another honor Tuesday afternoon as he was named the National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Davis, who garnered Big 12 Player of the Week accolades on Monday, is the eighth Red Raider in school history to be recognized as the National Hitter/Pitcher of the Week. He is the first Red Raider to receive the award since Eric Gutierrez on Feb. 17 last year.
Texas Tech’s series opener against Sam Houston State has been rescheduled due to forecasted inclement weather expected to arrive in the Lubbock area later this evening.
The Red Raiders will instead face Sam Houston State in a 2 p.m. doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
The second game of the doubleheader will start 45 minutes following the completion of game one.
Individual game tickets purchased for Tuesday night will be honored at Wednesday’s doubleheader.
TEXAS TECH VS. SAM HOUSTON STATE
6:30 P.M. TUESDAY; 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY
DAN LAW FIELD
Recapping last week
The Red Raiders sat at No. 29 in the first RPI ranking released by the NCAA on Tuesday.
After going 1-1 at Florida State, Texas Tech jumped to No. 21 in the country.
A three-game sweep at Oklahoma State moved the Red Raiders up nine spots to No. 12.
In 35 seasons at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, Oklahoma State has lost more than two consecutive home games only five times.
Texas Tech pushed that total to six as the Red Raiders run-ruled the No. 23-ranked Cowboys 15-5 in seven innings Sunday afternoon for the series sweep.
The win marked Texas Tech’s third consecutive sweep in Big 12 play and its first sweep over a ranked opponent since 2002. It was also Texas Tech’s first Big 12 road sweep over a ranked opponent ever.
Michael Davis led the Red Raiders with seven RBIs.
Texas Tech had never strung together nine consecutive Big 12 wins.
The Red Raiders, behind four RBI from Cory Raley, defeated Oklahoma State 8-2 to clinch the series victory.
The Cowboys had won the previous four series against Texas Tech and were 10-2 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium on the season before the series against the Red Raiders.
Oklahoma State hasn’t lost a home series since 2012.
Raley went 4-for-5 to lead the way at the plate for Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders, off to their best start to Big 12 play in school history, made the most of every opportunity Friday night at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
Behind a strong showing on the mound and efficient offense, Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma State 5-1.
The Red Raiders are now 4-0 in Big 12 series openers this year.
Davis Martin picked up the win to move to 5-0 on the season.
Tyler Floyd went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the way for Texas Tech. Michael Davis was the only other Red Raider to finish with multiple hits on the evening.
Defeating top-10 teams
Texas Tech’s 8-4 win over No. 5 Florida State Wednesday night marked the Red Raiders’ first win over a top-five ranked non-conference opponent since defeating No. 3 Miami in the 2014 Coral Gables Regional.
Since the start of the 2014 season, Texas Tech is not 6-2 against top-five ranked non-conference teams.
Overall, the Red Raiders are now 13-10 against top-10 teams under Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock.
Eric Gutierrez, Tyler Neslony and Michael Davis had two RBI apiece in Texas Tech baseball’s 8-4 win over No. 5 Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee.
The Red Raiders jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never trailed.
No. 19 Texas Tech lost to Florida State 10-1 Tuesday.
John Sansone went 2 for 4 with three RBI for Florida State (20-7).
The Red Raiders (21-9) visit Oklahoma State for a three-game set starting Friday.
Robert Dugger got the win for Texas Tech, improving to 2-0.
Texas Tech defeated Florida State 8-4 Wednesday night in Tallahassee.
After scoring only one run off four hits in the first game between the two teams on Tuesday, the Red Raiders plated five runs off four hits in the first inning.
Stephen Smith led things off with a double before he advanced to third off a wild pitch.
With the go ahead run 90 feet away, Trey Ochoa walked to put runners on the corners for Texas Tech before Tanner Gardner ripped the first pitch he saw to right field to score Smith.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State center fielder Ben DeLuzio scored four runs, after reaching just once on a base hit, and the fifth-ranked Seminoles beat No. 19 Texas Tech 10-1 Tuesday in a two-game series opener.
Florida State (20-6) took advantage of 10 walks, three hit batsmen and two errors to put away Tech (20-9). The two teams will finish the series at 5 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Dick Howser Stadium.