TECH TAKES FOUR-GAME WIN STREAK TO KANSAS
Texas Tech will take its four-game win streak to the Midwest this weekend where the Red Raiders will face off against the Kansas Jayhawks. The Red Raiders improved to 22-19 on the season after sweeping a two-game midweek series at home against Alabama A&M with scores of 18-4 (seven innings) and 3-0. Kansas also brought home a pair of midweek victories as the Jayhawks defeated Benedictine 11-2 and rival Missouri (non-conference) 1-0. The Tech-KU series gets underway at 7 p.m. on Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark and will resume with game two on Saturday at 6 p.m. The series will conclude with a 1 p.m. first pitch on Sunday afternoon. Advance tickets for the series can be purchased online at kuathletics.com
Neither Kansas nor Texas Tech is ranked by the USA TODAY/ESPN TOP 25 Coaches Poll, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Magazine or the NCBWA.
TEXAS TECH SPORTS NETWORK
All 56 regular-season games will be carried live by Learfield Sports on the Texas Tech Sports Network. Red Raiders fans can listen to all the action on Double T 104.3 (the flagship station of the Texas Tech Sports Network) in Lubbock or KHOB 1390 AM in Hobbs, N.M. Fans outside of the above listening areas can tune in via the world wide web at texastech.com and purchase a monthly subscription to RaiderVision All-Access. Robert Giovannetti returns to the broadcast booth for his third season as the play-by-play voice while Daren Hays joins the network as the full-time color analyst.
Red Raider fans unable to make it out to the ballpark can follow Texas Tech baseball games anywhere in the world through Gameday Central at texastech.com. Live scoring, audio and video (video only available for home games and select road games), a live game blog and twitter updates can all be found at Gameday Central. Comprehensive parking, weather, tailgating, security and ticket information can also be found in this convenient location.
Texas Tech will head to Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday afternoon for a midweek game against the University of New Mexico on Tuesday at 2 p.m. (CT) at Isotopes Park. Following the game against New Mexico, the Red Raiders will return home for a three-game series against Missouri beginning on April 30.
Texas Tech leads the all-time series against Kansas 26-15.
TEXAS TECH-KANSAS SERIES NOTES
Texas Tech and Kansas will be meeting for the 42nd time on Friday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.
Texas Tech won the series against the Jayhawks last season as the Red Raiders won the first two games (15-10, 7-5) before KU salvaged the finale (15-6) to avoid the series sweep.
Texas Tech will be in search of its first series win in Lawrence since the 2004 season. Tech swept that series in 2004 and marked the last time Tech was able to win all three games of a Big 12 road series.
Texas Tech is 10-8 all-time at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas has won six of the last 10 games in the series.
The Kansas Jayhawks enter the weekend series against Texas Tech riding a three-game win streak after clinching a series at Nebraska on Sunday and a pair of midweek victories over Benedictine and rival Misssouri. The Jayhawks are 24-14-1 on the year and 5-6-1 in Big 12 Conference play.
Offensively, the Jayhawks own a team batting average of .293 which ranks eighth in the Big 12. Brian Heere is the team's leading hitter with a .383 average while Jimmy Waters paces the squad with eight home runs and 44 RBIs.
On the mound, Kansas owns a 4.48 staff earned run average and that total stands at fifth in the league. Saturday's scheduled starter Cameron Selik leads the staff with a 5-3 record and 4.61 ERA through nine starts and 56 2/3 innings pitched.