Sept. 4, 1997
Baseball Program Signs 13 Student-Athletes
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech University baseball program and head coach Larry Hays signed 13 student-athletes to national letters-of-intent over the summer. Included in the group are four pitchers, eight native Texans, 10 transfer student-athletes and three true freshmen.
The 13 new members will be added to the 1997 Red Raider team that finished 46-14, won the Big XII Conference and hosted a baseball regional for the second year in a row.
Fall baseball practice runs from September 8-October 11. Practices generally begin at 2:30 with Wednesdays off.
1997 Texas Tech Baseball Recruiting Class
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Thr/B Cl Exp Hometown/College/High School Cade Allison P 6-5 200 R/R JR TR Odessa, Texas/Odessa College/Odessa Mark Austry 1B/OF 6-0 185 L/L SO TR Fort Worth, Texas/Coastal Carolina/Arlington Heights Eric Cooper P 6-4 220 R/R JR TR Fremont, Calif./Chabot College/Trevington Jesse Cornejo P 6-3 185 L/L JR TR Wellington, Kansas/Seward County/Wellington Miles Durham OF 6-3 195 R/L FR HS Abilene, Texas/Cooper Jeff Horn 1B/OF 6-1 215 R/R SO TR Lubbock, Texas/Abilene Christian/Monterey Kevin Jordan IF 6-1 190 R/R JR TR Midland, Texas/Blinn J.C./Lee Scooter Martines 1B/OF 5-10 205 R/R FR HS Honolulu, Hawaii/Panattou Nathan Nelson IF 6-1 200 R/B JR TR Chappell Hill, Texas/Howard J.C./Brenham Junior Rodriguez IF 6-1 185 R/R JR TR Sonora, Calif./Cypress J.C./Sonora Junior Ruiz OF 5-9 160 L/L JR TR El Toro, Calif./Saddleback Mission Viejo/El Toro David Tuley IF 5-11 180 R/R FR HS Spring, Texas/Klein Steve Watkins P 6-4 180 R/R SO TR Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock Christian