Despite youth, Red Raiders still in position for postseason
Shanon Hays scoured the field a couple of weekends ago when his Texas Tech softball team took on top-ranked Oklahoma.
He saw five freshmen in the five infield positions: Sydnie Tapia, Samantha Camello, Brooke Scott, Gretchen Aucoin and Lexie Elkins.
The Red Raiders were swept in the series, which came in the midst of a nine-game Big 12 Conference losing streak, but Hays had no regrets tossing his youngsters into the fire.
“Sometimes you have to pay your dues,” Hays said earlier this week, succinctly summing up some of the struggles Tech has faced this season.