Men's Baseball to Host TCU this Week|
March 9, 1998
The Texas Tech baseball team will begin its week with a 13-7 overall and 3-2 Big 12 record after defeating Texas 6-3 on Friday and 17-6 on Saturday. Game three was cancelled due to snowy and windy conditions.
This week, Texas Tech will host TCU at Dan Law Field on Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. and on Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. Game times could be changed, weather permitting. After TCU, the Red Raiders are currently scheduled to host Oklahoma Panhandle State on Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. There has been talk that this game will be cancelled. The media relations office will announce any cancellations. All three games will be carried on either KKAM 1340-AM or 790-AM via Mark Finkner.
With the Texas series, the Red Raiders began a stretch of 12 consecutive home games at Dan Law Field from March 6-March 24. Competition includes Texas, TCU, Panhandle State, New Mexico, Baylor and Eastern New Mexico in that stretch.
Jordan breaks school game total bases record with 5-6, three home run performance
In one amazing day against Texas, junior Kevin Jordan broke the single game Texas Tech total bases record with 14 total bases. He hit three home runs (good for 12 total bases) and also added two singles to make his record breaking total of 14. His record breaks the former record of 13 total bases, held by two people- Joe Dillon vs. Texas A&M in 1996 and Cecil Norris vs. UTEP in 1971.
Jordan's stats also take major hike
Prior to the second game at Texas A&M, Jordan was on a streak where he had one hit in 28 at-bats and one hit in 32 plate appearances. He also failed to get a hit in five straight games. The problem wasn't making contact with the ball, it's been luck. During that streak, Jordan lined out six times and struck out only three times. Coach Hays and the coaching staff never lost confidence in the junior from Midland, Texas and waited patiently for him to break out of it. He sure did on Saturday.
Texas attendance tops out at 4,460 for Saturday game
Saturday's attendance of 4,460 ranked 10th on Texas Tech's all-time top attendance games list. The number one all-time top attended game at Dan Law Field is 5,814 against Southern California in the 1996 NCAA Regional.
More Notes- Statistically speaking
Texas Tech in the 1998 Polls Week CB BA BW TSN Preseason 17th 8th 9th 10th Week 1 (2/2) NP NP NP 10th Week 2 (2/9) 17th 9th NP 12th Week 3 (2/16) 17th 9th 9th 9th Week 4 (2/23) 26th 16th 21st 15th Week 5 (3/2) 29th 23rd NR 25th
Key: CB=Collegiate Baseball; BA=Baseball America; BW=USA Today Baseball Weekly-ESPN; TSN=The Sporting News; NP=No poll conducted; NR=Not ranked
Texas Tech's Preseason/Season Honors: