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Monty Ward leads <BR>Texas Tech against <BR>Kansas State.
 
Monty Ward leads
Texas Tech against
Kansas State.
 

May 7, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech will host Kansas State in a three game baseball series Friday through Sunday at Dan Law Field. The series marks the final three games of the regular season for the Red Raiders. Game times for this weekend are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

No. 22 Texas Tech (15-11 Big 12; 36-17) has clinched a spot to compete in the 1998 Big 12 Conference baseball tournament, scheduled for May 14-17 at Oklahoma City, Okla.'s Bricktown Ballpark. Seeds three through six are all in jeopardy for the tournament as four teams remain in the running- Texas Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are in the running for those seeds. This weekend's games will determine who starts the tournament with the specific seeding. Texas A&M has already clinched the regular season championship while Baylor will enter the tournament as the No. 2 seed. Kansas State enters the weekend with a 20-29 overall record. The Wildcats are 9-16 in the Big 12 Conference.

On Saturday, May 10, Mothers' Day, the Texas Tech marketing and promotions department will sponsor two special promotions. Mothers attending the game can register to win dinner for two at Outback Steakhouse as five gift certificates will be given out during the game. Also, the first 100 fans through the front gate will receive a free autographed Texas Tech baseball poster.

SATURDAY'S GAME TO BE TELEVISED LIVE ON KLBK CHANNEL 13
Saturday's Texas Tech baseball game will be televised live on Lubbock KLBK Channel 13 beginning at 2 p.m. The broadcast will feature live commentary with KKAM's Mark Finker and Ryan Hyatt along with KLBK's Dave Pringle and J.P. Horne calling the action. The game will remain live on 1340 KKAM Radio.

THREE RED RAIDERS EARN ALL BIG 12 FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC HONORS
Three Texas Tech baseball players were honored by the Big 12 Conference as First Team Academic All-Big 12 selections, the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday. Among the three players honored were junior catcher Brandon Buckley (Danville, Calif.), junior righthanded reliever Brad Ralston (Lubbock, Texas) and junior righthanded starter Monty Ward. Nominated student-athletes must carry at least a 3.0 grade point average and be a regular on his team. First Team members are regulars who have at least a 3.2 GPA.

Buckley and Ward were also nominated for the GTE Academic All District team. That team, voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America, has yet to be seelected.

EX-STUDENTS ASSOCIATION TO SPONSOR TRIP TO OKLAHOMA CITY AND BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP
Excel Travel and the Texas Tech Ex-Students Association will sponsor a trip to watch the Red Raiders compete in the Big 12 Baseball Tournament to be held in the popular Bricktown entertainment district in Oklahoma City. The special package includes round-trip motorcoach from Lubbock to Oklahoma City; 3 nights at the Day's Inn-Super 8 Motel; and a Tournament pass. Cost for Ex-Students Association members is just $225 while the cost is $250 for all others. The Big 12 baseball tournament begins May 14th. Call Excel Travel for more information and to reserve your spot at 798-5999!


 

 

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