Day two for the Texas Tech baseball team was just about as upbeat as Opening Day.
In its first doubleheader of the season, the Red Raiders had back-to-back double-digit scoring outputs and overwhelmed San Francisco.
Red Raiders coach Tim Tadlock thought the team looked crisp, despite a few errors.
“I thought the guys did a really good job at coming out today,” he said, “and competing and dealing basically with one inning at a time. Kind of the way that we talk about.”
The Red Raiders had eight doubles for the game, the most in a game for the Raiders since it faced Kansas in 2010
Texas Tech defeated San Francisco 15-6 at Rip Griffin Park in Game 1 of its double header on Saturday.
Tech scored early when first baseman Eric Gutierrez hit a deep shot to left field and Hunter Hargrove followed with a single.
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Dominic Moreno was confident.
The Texas Tech senior right-hander had already given up four hits and San Francisco was down by two runs and had runners on first and second with one out.
That didn’t matter.
Moreno knew a right-hander was up.
I received my copy of Baseball America today and while it does not have a single Red Raider on its All-American team, it does have high praise for Tim Tadlock's team.
Here are some notes from the publication:
Texas Tech opens season against San Francisco this weekend
Tim Tadlock doesn’t give away much.
The Texas Tech baseball coach’s mantra for each game is that everyone can play.
And more than likely, everyone will as Texas Tech opens its season with a four-game series against San Francisco on Friday at 2 p.m.
That is just Tadlock’s way — everyone has to earn their spot.
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Ryan Moseley threw Stephen Smith a bowling ball of a pitch.
Smith couldn’t do anything with the sinker.
Just trying to make contact, he grounded out to third base.
It was one of only two times the future Red Raiders faced off against each other in high school. And it was also one of the first times Moseley pitched for Cooper.
“I always threw pretty hard — I just didn’t always know where it was going,” said Moseley, who spent most of his youth and high school career catching.
Tim Proudfoot was getting ready for the super regionals when he got the call.
It was the Oakland Athletics.
The Texas Tech shortstop had just been drafted in the 21st round of the MLB amateur draft.
“The day it happened was super regionals and I didn’t even find out until the game was over,” Proudfoot said. “It was good to celebrate. I was actively trying to go to the World Series the day after I talked to the guy from Oakland.
“They said we would talk about it when I am done playing and I put it on the back burner.
“(Then) they contacted me again.”
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Tyler Neslony is going to take a few steps back.
The Texas Tech outfielder doesn’t want anything to go over his head.
The NCAA changed to a flat-seamed baseball after research conducted this fall by the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory showed that flat-seamed baseballs would travel an estimated 20 feet farther than the baseballs used last season.
Neslony doesn’t see big changes due to the new ball, though.
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A.J. Ramos walked through the Miami clubhouse, sporting his Texas Tech jersey.
Almost immediately, the ribbing from his Marlins teammates began.
He didn’t care.
It was his college that was in the College World Series.
“I wore my Tech shirt all through the locker room and (my teammates) were like ‘Hey man, close the yearbook,” Ramos said. “But, I was like no, turn on the TV that is my college up there. ... And I got to see a couple of innings when I was in Miami and they were in the regionals.”