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April 29, 2010

TEXAS TECH vs. MISSOURI
April 30 - May 2, 2010
Dan Law Field, Lubbock, Texas
6:30 p.m./5 p.m./Noon (CT)

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| MEDIA COVERAGE

Television - None
Network Radio - Texas Tech Sports Network
Live Audio/Video - RaiderVision All-Access
Gameday Information - Gameday Central
Texas Tech Notes  |  Missouri Game Notes  |  Big 12 Notes

| NOTING THE RED RAIDERS

Michael Reed


RED RAIDERS FACE ANOTHER BIG TEST IN MISSOURI
Texas Tech faces yet another challenge in the Big 12 Conference this weekend as the Red Raiders play host to the Missouri Tigers at Dan Law Field. The Red Raiders enter Friday's opener with a record of 24-21 after suffering a 16-8 setback on Tuesday afternoon against New Mexico at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. Texas Tech is currently in third place in the Big 12 standings with a 10-8 record after taking 2-of-3 at Kansas last weekend. Missouri will bring a three-game win streak to the South Plains after earning a 10-2 decision in a wood bat game over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night. The Tigers are currently in seventh place in the league standings at 6-8 after sweeping a doubleheader at home on Sunday in a weather-shortened series against Kansas State. The series gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and will resume at 5 p.m. on Saturday while the third and final game is set for noon on Sunday. All three games of the series will be carried live on the Texas Tech Sports Network.

WEEKEND PROMOTIONS

  • FRIDAY: Red Raider Club Night/Masked Rider will lead the team on the field.
  • SATURDAY: Sorority Softball Challenge/Kal Segrist Jersey Retirement
  • SUNDAY: Baseball Squares
  • TICKETS: Employees of AT&T, McDougal, INC and United Supermarkets will receive $3 admission to each game of the series if they present a flyer that can be printed HERE

    TECH TO RETIRE KAL SEGRIST'S NUMBER ON SATURDAY
    Texas Tech will officially retire former head coach Kal Segrist's No. 24 jersey in a pregame ceremony on Saturday prior to the second game of the Missouri series. Coach Segrist was the fifth coach in school history and led Tech between 1968 and 1983.

    RANKINGS
    Neither Missouri 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.

    GAMEDAY CENTRAL
    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.

    UP NEXT
    Texas Tech will take an 11-day break as the university begins the spring final exam period on Thursday, May 6. Tech's next series will be at home against Baylor (May 14-16).

    THE SERIES
    Missouri leads the all-time series against Texas Tech 24-20.

    TEXAS TECH-MISSOURI SERIES NOTES

  • Texas Tech and Missouri will be meeting for the 45th time on Friday night when the two teams begin a three-game series at Dan Law Field.
  • Texas Tech and Missouri first met on the diamond back on March 25, 1965 with the Tigers winning that meeting 6-3 here in Lubbock.
  • Missouri is 7-3 against the Red Raiders over the last 10 games.
  • Texas Tech has won each of the last two series at home against the Tigers as the Red Raiders swept the series in 2006 and took 2-of-3 in 2008. In 2008, the Tigers were ranked No. 2 in the country and Doug Thennis hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning on Sunday to give Tech the series win.
  • Texas Tech is 12-6 all-time against the Tigers in Lubbock.
  • Texas Tech and Missouri last met in the Big 12 Championships in Oklahoma City in 2009 with the Red Raiders taking a 4-2 win.

    SCOUTING THE TIGERS
    Missouri enters the weekend series against the Red Raiders with a 22-17 overall record and a 6-8 mark in Big 12 play. The Tigers have won three-straight games thanks to a 10-2 win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night.

    Offensively, the Tigers own a .294 team batting average along with 85 doubles, eight triples and 34 home runs. The Tigers are 28-of-36 in stolen bases and own a .962 team fielding percentage. Senior Aaron Senne leads the squad and is second in the Big 12 with an impressive .421 batting average. Senne also leads the team with 18 doubles and 11 home runs and is second with 45 RBIs.

    On the mound, the Tigers own a 4.35 staff earned run average and are holding opponents to a .281 batting average. Reliever Kelly Fick leads the staff with a 1.71 ERA over 26 1/3 innings pitched and is 2-0 with one save.


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