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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 

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